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CODE NO. : DE68-02856A
Code No.: DE68-02855A
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY
Failure to observe the following safety precautions
may result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
(a) Under no circumstances should any attempt be
made to operate the oven with the door open or
to tamper with the safety interlocks (door latches) or to insert anything into the safety interlock
holes.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven door
and front face or allow food or cleaner residues
to accumulate on sealing surfaces. Ensure that
the door and door sealing surfaces are kept
clean by wiping after use first with a damp cloth
and then with a soft dry cloth.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged until it
has been repaired by a qualified microwave service technician trained by the manufacturer.
It is particularly important that the oven door
closes properly and that there is no damage to
the:
(1) Door, door seals and sealing surfaces
(2) Door hinges (broken or loosened)
(3) Power cable
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone other than a properly qualified
microwave service technician trained by the
manufacturer.
Important Safety Instructions.
Read Carefully and keep for future reference.
Before cooking food or liquids in your
microwave oven, please check that the following safety precautions are taken.
1. DO NOT use any metallic cookware in the microwave
oven :
◆ Metallic containers
◆ Dinnerware with gold or silver trimmings
◆ Skewers, forks, etc.
Reason : Electric arcing or sparking may occur and
may damage the oven.
2. DO NOT heat:
◆ Airtight or vacuum-sealed bottles, jars, containers
Ex) Baby food jars
◆ Airtight food.
Ex) Eggs, nuts in shells, tomatoes
Reason : The increase in pressure may cause them
to explode.
Remove lids and pierce skins, bags, etc.
Tip:
3. DO NOT operate the microwave oven when it is empty.
Reason : The oven walls may be damaged.
Tip :
Leave a glass of water inside the oven at
all times. The water will absorb the
microwaves if you accidentally set the oven
going when it is empty.
4. DO NOT cover the rear ventilation slots with cloths or
paper.
Reason : The cloths or paper may catch fire as hot
air is evacuated from the oven.
5. ALWAYS use oven gloves when removing a dish from
the oven.
Reason : Some dishes absorb microwaves and heat
is always transferred from the food to the
dish.The dishes are therefore hot.
6. DO NOT touch heating elements or interior oven walls.
Reason: These walls may be hot enough to burn even after
cooking has finished, even though they do not
appear to be so. Do not allow inflammable
materials to come into contact with any interior area
of the oven. Let the oven cool down first.
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SAFETY
SAFETY
7. To
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reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
Do not store flammable materials in the oven
Remove wire twist ties from paper or plastic bags
Do not use your microwave oven to dry newspapers
If smoke is observed, keep the oven door closed and
switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply
8. Take particular care when heating liquids and baby foods.
◆ ALWAYS allow a standing time of at least 20 seconds
after the oven has been switched off so that the temperature can equalize.
◆ Stir during heating, if necessary, and ALWAYS stir
after heating.
◆ Take care when handling the container after heating.
You may burn yourself, if the container is too hot.
◆ A risk of delayed eruptive boiling exists.
◆ To prevent delayed boiling and possible scalding, you
should put a plastic spoon or glass stick into the beverages and stir before, during and after heating.
Reason : During the heating of liquids the boiling point
can be delayed; this means that eruptive
boiling can start after the container is
removed from the oven. You may scald
yourself.
◆ In the event of scalding, follow these FIRST AID
instructions:
• Immerse the scalded area in cold water for at
least 10 minutes.
• Cover with a clean, dry dressing.
• Do not apply any creams, oils or lotions.
◆ NEVER fill the container to the top and choose a container that is wider at the top than at the bottom to prevent the liquid from boiling over. Bottles with narrow
necks may also explode if overheated.
◆ ALWAYS check the temperature of baby food or milk
before giving it to the baby.
◆ NEVER heat a baby’s bottle with the teat on, as the
bottle may explode if overheated.
9. Be careful not to damage the power cable.
◆ Do not immerse the power cable or plug in water and
keep the power cable away from heated surfaces.
◆ Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged
power cable or plug.
10. Stand at arm’s length from the oven when opening the
door.
Reason : The hot air or steam released may cause
scalding.
11. Keep the inside of the oven clean.
Reason : Food particles or spattered oils stuck to
oven walls or floor can cause paint damage
and reduce the efficiency of the oven.
12. “Clicking” sound might be noticed while operating,
especially at defrosting mode.
Reason : When the electrical power output is changing, you may hear that sound.
This is normal.
13. When the microwave oven is operating without any
load, the power will be cut off automatically for safety.
You can operate normally after letting it stand for over
30 minutes.
14. Before use, the user should check that utensils are
suitable for use in microwave ovens.
If smoke is observed, keep the oven door closed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
During cooking, you should look into the oven from time to
time when food is being heated or cooked in disposable
containers of plastic, paper or other combustible materials.
IMPORTANT
Young children should NEVER be allowed to use or play
with the microwave oven. Nor should they be left unattended near the microwave oven when it is in use. Items of
interest to children should not be stored or hidden just
above the oven.
WARNING:
If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a competent person.
WARNING:
It is hazardous for anyone other than a comperent person
to carry out any service or repair operation which involves
the removal of a cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
WARNING:
Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode.
WARNING:
Only allow children to use the oven without supervicion
when adequate instructions have been given so that the
child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands
the hazards of improper use.
SAFETY
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INSTALLING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
This microwave oven can be placed almost anywhere (kitchen work surface or shelf, movable
trolley, table).
For your personal safety, this appliance must be:
• Properly earthed (3-pin plug)
• Plugged into a standard 127 Volt, 60 Hz, AC earthed socket.
20 cm
above
10 cm
behind
10 cm
of the side
1. Install the oven on a flat, level, stable surface. Make sure there is adequate ventilation for your
oven with at least 10cm(four inches) of space behind, and on the sides of the oven and
20cm(eight inches) of above and that the oven is at least 85cm(thirty three inches) off the floor.
2. Remove all packing materials inside the oven. Install the roller ring and turntable. Check that the
turntable rotates freely.
• Never block the air vents as the oven may overheat and automatically switch itself off. It will remain
inoperable until it has cooled sufficiently.
• Plug the cable into a 3-pin, earthed socket. If the power cable of this appliance is damaged, it must
be replaced by a special cable (references I-SHENG SP022, KDK KKP 4819 D, SAMIL SP-106B,
MOONSUNG EP-48E or EUROELECTRIC 3410). Contact your local dealer to have it replaced. The
power cable of S/AFRICA, U.A.E is EUROELECTRIC (3183Y), ISRAEL is PENCON (ZD16A) and
NIGERIA, GHANA and KENYA is PENCON (UD 13A1) and SAUDI ARABIA is MOON SUNG SJT
14AWG, PENCON (UD13A1).
• DO NOT install the microwave oven in hot or damp surroundings.
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Example: Next to a traditional oven or radiator.
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The power supply specifications of the oven must be respected and any extension cable used
must be of the same standard as the power cable supplied with the oven.
•
Wipe the interior and the door seal with a damp cloth before using your microwave oven for the
first time.
• This microwave oven has to be connected to the plug endurable to proper power consumption.
This microwave oven has to be positioned so that the plug is accessible.
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Safety
Contents
Your New Microwave Oven
Checking Parts
Setting Up Your Microwave Oven
Control Panel Buttons
Operation
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Turning on the Power and Selecting a
Display Language
8
Setting the Clock
8
Using the Pause/Cancel Button
8
Using the Help System
9
Using the Instant Cook Buttons
9
10
Using the One Minute + Button
Using the Gentle Cook Button
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10
Using the Browner Button
Setting and Using the Cook Custom
Button
11
Defrosting Automatically
11
Reheating Automatically
12
Setting Cooking Times &
13
Power Levels
One-stage Cooking
13
Multi-stage Cooking
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14
Using the More/Less Button
Adjusting the Volume
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15
Using the Kitcheb Timer
Setting the Child Protection Lock
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15
Demonstration Mode
Cooking Instructions
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Cooking Utensils
Testing Utensils
Cooking Techniques
General Tips
Cooking Guides
Auto Defrosting Guide
Recipes
GUIDE for cooking & browning
Recipes
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Appendix
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Troubleshooting Guide
Care and Cleaning
Specifications
Quick Reference
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Back Cover
Contents
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Your New Microwave oven
Checking Parts
Setting Up Your Microwave Oven
Unpack your microwave oven and check to make
sure that you have all the parts shown here. If any
part is missing or broken, call your dealer.
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microwave oven
roller guide ring
Make sure there is adequate ventilation for your
oven by leaving at least four inches of space
behind, above, and to the side of the oven.
instruction manual
2
glass tray
metal rack
Warranty and Service Information
To help us better serve you, please complete the
enclosed registration card and promptly return it by
mail. If the registration card is missing, you can call
united Matbouli group at 800-2-444-999 or registeer
on line at www.samsungmea.com. When contacting Samsung, please provide the specific model
and serial number information which is usually
located on the back or bottom of the product.
Please record these numbers below, along with the
other requested information. Keep this information
in a safe place as a permanent record of your purchase to aid in identification in case of theft or
loss, and a copy of your sales receipt as a proof of
purchase if warranty service is needed.
MODEL NUMBER _________________________
SERIAL NUMBER _______________________
DATE PURCHASED _______________________
PURCHASED FROM _______________________
Warranty service can only be performed by a
Samsung Authorized Service Center. If you should
require warranty service, provide the above information with a copy of your sales receipt to the
Samsung Authorized Service Center. For service
assistance and the location of the nearest service
center, please call 800-2-444-999 or go on line to
umg.com.sa
Place the oven on a flat, sturdy surface
and plug the cord into a grounded outlet.
Once plugged in, the display on your
oven will show:
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5
Open the oven door by pressing the button below the control panel.
Wipe the inside of the oven with a damp
cloth.
Place the pre-assembled ring in the
indentation in the center of the oven.
Place the glass tray on top of the ring so
that the three glass tabs in the center of
the tray fit securely into the tabs on the
floor of the oven.
Your New Microwave Oven
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Your New Microwave oven
Control Panel Buttons
Help Screen
Press to see help information about
the feature you are using.
Browner
Press this pad for browning cook
p. 9
One Minute +
Press once for every minute of
cooking at High power.
p. 10
p. 10
Instant Cook Buttons
p. 9
Instant settings to cook popular foods.
Custom Cook
p. 11
Press twice to program your favorite
recipe. Press once to cook with that
recipe.
Gentle Cook
p. 10
Press to set gentler cooking with
reduced power
Auto Reheat
p. 12
Shows type and quantity of food to be
reheated.
Auto Defrost
Sets weight of food to be defrosted.
p.11
Number Buttons
Sets cooking times or amounts and
power levels other than high.
Power Level
Sets power to level other than high.
p. 13
Kitchen Timer
p. 15
Sound Button
p. 14
More/Less Button
Increases or decreases cooking time.
p. 14
Clock
Sets current time.
p. 8
Pause/Cancel
Press to pause oven or correct a
mistake.
p. 8
Start
Press to start cooking.
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Your New Microwave Oven
Operation
Turning on the Power and Selecting a
Display Language
Setting the Clock
The first time you plug the power cord into an outlet, or after there has been an interruption in
power, the display shows “SAMSUNG SO
SIMPLE.” At this point, you can select a language
and weight system for the display. You can choose
from English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and
between pounds (LBS) or kilograms (KG). To do so,
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1
2
2
Press START immediately after plugging in your
Microwave. The display shows
“ENGLISH/LBS”. If the display does not show
“ENGLISH/LBS”, you will need to unplug the
Microwave and then plug it in again to change
the language.
Press START repeatedly to select the language and weight system you wish to
use:
• ENGLISH/LBS,
• ENGLISH/KG,
• FRENCH/KG,
• SPANISH/LBS, or SPANISH/KG
• PORTUGUESE/KG.
If you continue to press START, the settings will cycle in the order shown here.
3
Press the Clock button.
The display will show:
Use the number buttons to enter the current time. You must press at least three
numbers to set the clock. If the current
time is 5:00 am, enter 5,0,0.
Press Clock again. A colon will appear,
indicating that the time is set.
If there is a power interruption, you will need to
reset the clock.
You can check the current time while cooking is in
progress by pressing the Clock button.
Using the Pause/Cancel Button
When you have selected the language and weight system you
want to use, press the PAUSE/CANCEL button to end this
procedure, or press CLOCK to set the clock.
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Operation
The Pause/Cancel button allows you to clear
instructions you have entered. It also allows you to
pause the oven’s cooking cycle, so that you can
check the food.
• Pause the oven during cooking: press
Pause/Cancel once.
To restart, press Start.
• Stop cooking, erase instructions, and return the
oven display to the time of day: press
Pause/Cancel twice.
• Correct a mistake you have just entered: press
Pause/Cancel once, then re-enter the instructions.
• Cancel a timer setting: press Pause/Cancel
once.
Operation
Using the Help system
Instant Cook Chart
Item
Your microwave offers helpful instructions for many
procedures.
1
When you need feature information and
helpful hints, press the Help Screen button and then press the button that you
want to get information on. Help information is available in 4 languages (English,
French, Spanish and Portuguese). The
“HELP” indicator appears in the display
while you are using this feature.
Using the Instant Cook Buttons
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2
Press the Instant Cook button corresponding to the food you are cooking
Popcorn, for example}.
The display shows the first serving size:
Press the button repeatedly to select the
serving size you want. The display will
cycle through all available serving sizes.
Once you select the correct serving size,
the microwave will begin cooking automatically.
Weight
Remarks
Popcorn
3.5 oz
• Use one microwave-only bag
3.0-3.5 oz
of popcorn.
1.75 oz
• Use caution when removing
1.5-1.75 oz and opening hot bag from
oven.
Potato
1 EA
• Prick each potato several
times with fork.
2 EA
3 EA
• Place on turntable in spoke4 EA
like fashion.
5 EA
• Remove from oven, wrap in
6 EA
foil and let stand 3-5 min.
Fresh
1 cup
• Place the vegetables into a
Vegetables 2 cups
casserole and add a small
3 cups
amount of water(2-4 Tbsp).
4 cups
Cover during cooking and stir
before standing.
Frozen
7-10 oz
• Remove package from outer
Dinner
10-12 oz
wrapping and follow package
12-18 oz
instructions for covering and
standing. After cooking, let
stand 1-3 min.
Diet Cook
7-10 oz
(Low Calorie 10-12 oz
Frozen Dinner) 12-18 oz
Baby Food
2.5 oz
4 oz
6 oz
Frozen
Breakfast
2-4 oz
4-6 oz
6-8 oz
• Remove lid from baby food
and heat (heating time is very
short). Check temperature
and stir well before serving.
• The More/Less key cannot be
used with the baby food key.
• Remove package from outer
wrapping and follow package
instructions for covering and
standing. After cooking, let
stand 1-3 min.
If you don’t need to read all the MENU options,
simply press the Start button to begin cooking.
Operation
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Operation
Using the One Minute+ Button
Using the Browner Cook Button
This button offers a convenient way to heat food in
one-minute increments at the High power level.
For more time savings plus the benefits of browning, use the Browner mode directly after
microwave cooking.
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This feature allows you to brown some of your
favorite foods using the radiant heat from the
browning element.
Press the One Minute+ button once for
each minute you wish to cook the food.
For example, press it twice for two minutes. The time will display, and the oven
starts automatically.
Add minutes to a program in progress by pressing
the One Minute+ button for each minute you
want to add.
For best results, place the food on the metal rack
which is placed on the turntable tray.
The rack is to be used for browning ONLY.
Do not leave it in the oven after browning or use
when microwaving.
When cleaning the upper part inside the oven, you
can conveniently turn the heater downward by 45˚
to clean it.
Using the Gentle Cook Button
45°
This button is for slower, gentler cooking with
reduced power. It is ideal for heat sensitive foods
such as those containing egg yolks, sour cream
and mayonnaise and for simmering stews, etc.
1
Use the Number buttons to set a cooking
time.
For example, to set 10 minutes, enter
1,0,0,0.
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2
2
Press the Browner button.
The word “BROWNER” will appear in the
display.
Press the Gentle Cook button. The time
will display and the oven will start automatically.
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10
Use the Number buttons to set the
browning time.
(up to 30 minutes maximum).
Operation
Press Start.
The display counts down the time and beeps
when the time has elapsed.
Operation
Setting and Using the Custom Cook Button
The Custom Cook button memorizes the time and
power setting for a particular food.
Defrosting Automatically
Programming the Custom Cook button
To thaw frozen food, set the weight of the food and
the microwave automatically sets the defrosting
time, power level and standing time.
1
1
Press the Custom Cook button. Press the
button twice to delete the previous
Custom setting. The display shows
“ENTER COOKING TIME AND POWER.”
2
2
3
4
Use the Number buttons to enter the amount
of cooking time. The display will show the
amount of time you have set.
Press Power Level and use the Number
buttons to enter the power level. The display will show the power level you have
set. You can set the power level from 0
to 9.
1 = warm
2 = low
3 = defrost
4 = medium low
5 = medium
6 = simmer
7 = medium high
8 = reheat
9 = sauté
0 = high
Press the Custom Cook button again. The
display will read “CUSTOM RECIPE
SAVED.”
Press the Auto Defrost button. The display shows “0.5 LB.”(0.2Kg if you have set
your oven for metric measure).
To set the weight of your food, press the
Auto Defrost button repeatedly. This
increases the weight by 0.5 lb increments, up to 6.0 lbs.
You can also use the number buttons to
enter the weight of the food directly.
The oven calculates the defrosting time
and starts automatically. Twice during
defrosting, the oven will beep and the
display will read “TURN THE FOOD
OVER.”
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4
Press the Pause/Cancel button, open the
oven door, and turn the food over.
Press the Start button to resume
defrosting.
Using the Custom Cook button
Press the Custom button after memorizing a recipe,
then press Start button.
You can check the power level while cooking is in
progress by pressing the Power Level button.
• See page 20 for the Auto Defrosting
Guide
Operation
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Operation
Reheating Automatically
Auto Reheat Chart
Item
To reheat food, select the type of dish and the number of servings you want to reheat, and the
microwave automatically sets the reheating time.
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Casserole
You can select up to four servings for
casseroles and soup. Only one serving is
available for a plate of food.
The display shows the dish and quantity you
have chosen, then “PRESS START.”
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3
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Plate of 1 serving
Food
Press the Auto Reheat button repeatedly
to select the type of dish you wish to
reheat. The initial serving size for each
dish is one serving.
Plate of food
Use the Number buttons to increase the
serving size. For example, for three servings, press the“3” button. The display
shows the number of servings you have
selected:
Press the Start button. The display will
show “REHEAT.”
Operation
Weight
Remarks
• Cover plate with vented
plastic wrap or wax paper
• Contents
- 3-4 oz. meat, poultry or
fish (up to 6 oz. with bone)
- 1/2 cup starch (potatoes,
pasta, rice, etc.)
- 1/2 cup vegetables (about
3-4 oz.)
Casserole
1 to 4 servings • Cover with lid or vented
(8 oz./serving)
plastic wrap.
Soup/
Sauce
1 to 4 servings • Stir foods once before
(8 oz./serving)
serving.
Operation
Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels
Setting Cooking Times, continued
Your microwave allows you to set up to three different stages of cooking, each with its own time length
and power level. The power level lets you control
the heating intensity from Warm (1) to High (0).
Some recipes require different stages of cooking at
different temperatures. You can set multiple stages
of cooking with your microwave.
Multi-stage Cooking
One-stage Cooking
For simple one-stage cooking, you only need to set
a cooking time. The power level is automatically
set at High. If you want the power set at any other
level, you must set it using the Power Level button.
1
2
1
Use the Number buttons to set a cooking
time. You can set a time from one second
to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. To set a time
over one minute, enter the seconds too.
For example, to set 20 minutes, enter
2, 0, 0, 0 .
If you want to set the power level to
something other than High, press the
Power Level button, then use the number
buttons to enter a Power Level.
Follow steps 1 and 2 in the “One-Stage
Cooking” section on this page. The display shows “PRESS START OR ENTER
NEXT STAGE COOKING TIME.”
When entering more than one cooking stage, the
Power Level button must be pressed before the
second cooking stage can be entered.
To set the power level at High for a stage of cooking, press the Power Level button twice.
2
Use the Number buttons to set a second
cooking time.
Power Levels:
1 = warm
2 = low
3 = defrost
4 = medium low
5 = medium
6 = simmer
7 = medium high
8 = reheat
9 = sauté
0 = high
3
The display shows “PRESS START OR ENTER NEXT
STAGE COOKING TIME”
3
Press the Start button to begin cooking. If
you want to change the power level, press
Power Level before you press Start, and
reenter all of the instructions.
4
Press the Power Level button, then use
the Number buttons to set the power level
for the second stage of cooking. The display shows the power level you have set
and then “PRESS START OR NEXT STAGE
COOKING TIME.”
Press Start to begin cooking, or repeat
steps 2 and 3 to set a cooking time and
power level for a third stage of cooking.
When finished, press Start.
Operation
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Operation
Using the More/Less Button
Adjusting the Volume
The More/Less button allows you to adjust pre-set
cooking times. It only works with Auto Reheat , the
Instant-cook buttons. Use the More/Less button
only after you have already begun cooking with one
of these procedures. The More/Less key cannot be
used with the Baby Food key.
The Sound button on the microwave allows you to
adjust the volume of the microwave’s chime
sound. The sound is initially set to its highest setting. To change the volume:
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2
3
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1
To ADD more time to an automatic cooking
procedure: Press the More/Less button
once. The word “MORE” will appear in the
display.
To REDUCE the time of an automatic cooking procedure: Press the More/Less button twice. The word “LESS” will appear in
the display.
To return to the NORMAL time set for an
automatic cooking procedure: Press the
More/Less button until the word
“NORMAL” appears in the display.
Operation
2
3
Press the Sound button. The display
shows
“0-OFF 1-LOW 2-MED 3-HIGH”
Press “0” to turn the volume off, “1” for
low volume, “2” for medium volume, or
“3” for high volume.
The display will show the volume you
have chosen, then shows “PRESS
START”
Press Start:
The display returns to the time of day.
Operation
Using the Kitchen Timer
Demonstration Mode
1
You can use the Demonstration Mode to see how
your microwave oven operates without the oven
heating.
2
3
Use the Number buttons to set the length
of time you want the timer to run.
Press the Kitchen Timer button.
The display counts down and beeps
when the time has elapsed.
Setting the Child Protection Lock
1
2
Press the “0” button. The display shows
“PRESS 1-DEMO 2-CHILD LOCK.”
Press the “1” button. The display shows
“PRESS START”.
You can lock your microwave oven so it can’t be
used by unsupervised children.
1
2
3
Press the “0” button. The display shows
“PRESS 1-DEMO 2- CHILD LOCK.”
Press the “2” button. The display shows
“PRESS START.”
3
Press the Start button. The display shows
“DEMO MODE ON”.
To turn demo mode off, repeat steps 1–3 above.
Press the Start button. The display
shows “LOCK” then returns to the time of
day.
At this point, the microwave oven cannot be used
until it is unlocked. To unlock it, repeat steps 1–3
above.
Operation
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Cooking Instructions
Cooking Utensils
Recommended Use
• Glass and glass-ceramic bowls and dishes —
Use for heating or cooking.
• Microwave browning dish — Use to brown the
exterior of small items such as steaks, chops, or
pancakes. Follow the directions provided with
your browning dish.
• Microwavable plastic wrap — Use to retain
steam. Leave a small opening for some steam to
escape and avoid placing it directly on the food.
• Wax paper — Use as a cover to prevent spattering.
• Paper towels and napkins — Use for short-term
heating and covering; they absorb excess moisture and prevent spattering. Do not use recycled
paper towels, which may contain metal and can
catch fire.
• Paper plates and cups — Use for short-term
heating at low temperatures. Do not use recycled paper, which may contain metal and can
catch fire.
• Thermometers — Use only those labeled
“Microwave Safe” and follow all directions.
Check the food in several places. Conventional
thermometers may be used once the food has
been removed from the oven.
Not Recommended
• Glass jars and bottles — Regular glass is too
thin to be used in a microwave, and can shatter.
• Paper bags — These are a fire hazard, except
for popcorn bags that are designed for
microwave use.
• Styrofoam plates and cups — These can melt
and leave an unhealthy residue on food.
• Plastic storage and food containers —
Containers such as margarine tubs can melt in
the microwave.
• Metal utensils — These can damage your oven.
Remove all metal before cooking.
Testing Utensils
If you are not sure whether a dish is microwavesafe or not, you can perform this test:
1
Fill a 1 cup glass measuring cup with
water and put it inside your oven, next to
the dish you want to test.
Limited Use
• Aluminum foil — Use narrow strips of foil to prevent overcooking of exposed areas. Using too
much foil can damage your oven, so be careful.
• Ceramic, porcelain, and stoneware — Use these
if they are labeled “Microwave Safe.” If they
are not labeled, test them to make sure they can
be used safely. Never use dishes with metallic
trim.
• Plastic — Use only if labeled “Microwave Safe.”
Other plastics can melt.
• Straw, wicker, and wood — Use only for shortterm heating, as they can be flammable.
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Cooking Instructions
2
Press the One Minute + button once to
heat them for one minute at High power.
The water should be warm and the dish you are
testing should be cool. If the dish is warm, then it is
absorbing microwave energy and is not acceptable
for use in the microwave.
Cooking Instructions
Cooking Techniques
Stirring
Browning
Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables while
cooking to distribute heat evenly. Food at the outside of the dish absorbs more energy and heats
more quickly, so stir from the outside to the center.
The oven will turn off when you open the door to
stir your food.
Roast, poultry and ham cooked for 15 minutes or
longer brown nicely on their own in a microwave.
Other cook too quickly in a microwave oven to
brown. To brown and crisp foods after microwaving, place on the metal racks then place the rack
on the turntable and use the browner feature. The
rack is for use with the Browner only, do not use
when microwaving.
Arrangement
Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken
pieces or chops, with the thicker, meatier parts
toward the outside of the turntable where they
receive more microwave energy. To prevent overcooking, place thin or delicate parts toward the
center of the turntable.
Shielding
Shield food with narrow strips of aluminum foil to
prevent overcooking. Areas that need shielding
include poultry wing-tips, the ends of poultry legs,
and corners of square baking dishes. Use only
small amounts of aluminum foil. Larger amounts
can damage your oven.
Turning
Turn foods over midway through cooking to expose
all parts to microwave energy. This is especially
important with large items such as roasts.
Standing
Foods cooked in the microwave build up internal
heat and continue to cook for a few minutes after
the oven stops. Let foods stand to complete cooking, especially foods such as roasts and whole
vegetables. Roasts need this time to complete
cooking in the center without overcooking the
outer areas. All liquids, such as soup or hot chocolate, should be shaken or stirred when cooking is
complete. Let liquids stand a moment before serving. When heating baby food, stir well and test the
temperature before serving.
Adding Moisture
General Tips
• Dense foods, such as potatoes, take longer to
heat than lighter foods. Foods with a delicate
texture should be heated at a low power level to
avoid becoming tough.
• Altitude and the type of cookware you are using
can affect cooking time. When using a new
recipe, use the minimum cooking time and
check the food occasionally to prevent overcooking.
• Foods with a non-porous skin or shell, such as
potatoes, eggs, or hot dogs, should be pierced
to prevent bursting.
• Frying with heating oil or fat is not recommended. Fat and oil can suddenly boil over and
cause severe burns.
• Some ingredients heat faster than others. For
example, the jelly inside a jelly doughnut will be
hotter than the dough. Keep this in mind to avoid
burns.
• Home canning in the microwave oven is not
recommended because all harmful bacteria may
not be destroyed by the microwave heating
process.
• Although microwaves do not heat the cookware, the heat is often transferred to the cookware. Always use pot holders when removing
food from the microwave and instruct children
to do the same.
Microwave energy is attracted to water molecules.
Food that is uneven in moisture content should be
covered or allowed to stand so that the heat dis
perses evenly. Add a small amount of water to dry
food to help it cook.
Cooking Instructions
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Cooking Instructions
GUIDE for Cooking Meat in Your Microwave
•
•
•
•
Place meat on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.
Start meat fat-side down. Use narrow strips of aluminum foil to shield any bone tips or thin meat areas.
Check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time.
The following temperatures are removal temperatures. The temperature of the food will rise during the
standing time.
Food
Roast Beef
Boneless
Cook Time /Power Level
Directions
Cooking Time:
7-10 min. / lb. for 115° F - Rare
8-12 min. / lb. for 120° F - Medium
9-14 min. / lb. for 145° F - Well Done
Place roast fat-side down on roasting rack. Cover with wax paper.
Turn over when cooking time is half
up. Let stand 10 min.
Up to 4 lbs.
Power Level: High(10) for first 5 min., then Medium(5).
Bacon
2-6 slices
Cooking Time:
2 slices: 1- 1 3/4 min.
4 slices: 3- 3 1/2 min.
6 slices: 4 1/2-5 1/2 min.
Power Level: High(10).
Arrange slices on roasting rack or a
dish lined with paper-towel. Cover
with paper towel. Microwave until
crisp.
GUIDE for Cooking Poultry in Your Microwave
•
•
•
•
Place poultry on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.
Cover poultry with wax paper to prevent spattering.
Use aluminum foil to shield bone tips, thin meat areas, or areas that start to overcook.
Check the temperature in several places before letting the poultry stand the recommended time.
Food
Whole
Chicken
Cook Time /Power Level
Cooking Time:
6-9 min. / lb. 170° -180°F
Up to 4 lbs.
Power Level: Medium High(7).
Chicken
Pieces
Up to 11/2 lbs.
Cooking Time:
6-9 min. / lb.
180°F dark meat
170°F light meat
Power Level: Medium High(7).
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Cooking Instructions
Directions
Place chicken breast-side down on
roasting rack. Cover with wax paper.
Turn over when the cooking time is half
up. Cook until juices run clear and meat
near the bone is no longer pink. Let
stand 5-10 min.
Place chicken bone-side down on dish,
with the thickest portions towards the
outside of the dish. Cover with wax
paper. Turn over when the cooking time
is half up. Cook until juices run clear and
meat near the bone is no longer pink. Let
stand 5-10 min.
Cooking Instructions
GUIDE for Cooking Seafood in Your Microwave
•
•
•
•
Cook fish until it flakes easily with a fork.
Place fish on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.
Use a tight cover to steam fish. A lighter cover of wax paper or paper towel provides less steaming.
Do not overcook fish; check it at minimum cooking time.
Food
Cook Time /Power Level
Steaks
Cooking Time:
6-10 min. / lb.
Up to 1.5 lbs.
Power Level: Medium High(7).
Fillets
Cooking Time:
3-7 min. / lb.
Up to 1.5 lbs.
Power Level: Medium High(7).
Shrimp
Cooking Time:
3-5 1/2min. / lb.
Directions
Arrange steaks on roasting rack with
meaty portions towards the outside of
rack. Cover with wax paper. Turn over
and rearrange when cooking time is half
up. Cook until fish flakes easily with a
fork. Let stand 3-5 min.
Arrange fillets in a baking dish, turning any
thin pieces under. Cover with wax paper. If
over 1/2 inch thick, turn over and rearrange
when cooking time is half up. Cook until fish
flakes easily with a fork. Let stand 2-3 min.
Arrange shrimp in a baking dish without
overlapping or layering. Cover with wax
paper. Cook until firm and opaque, stirring 2 or 3 times. Let stand 5 min.
Up to 1.5 lbs.
Power Level: Medium High(7).
GUIDE for Cooking Eggs in Your Microwave
• Never cook eggs in the shell, and never warm hard-cooked eggs in the shell; they can explode.
• Always pierce whole eggs to keep them from bursting.
• Cook eggs just until set; they become tough if overcooked.
GUIDE for Cooking Vegetables in Your Microwave
• Vegetables should be washed just before cooking.
Often, no extra water is needed. If dense vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and green beans
are being cooked, add about 1/4 cup water.
• Small vegetables (sliced carrots, peas, lima beans,
etc.) will cook faster than larger ones.
• Whole vegetables, such as potatoes, acorn
squash or corn on the cob, should be arranged in
a circle on the turntable before cooking. They will
cook more evenly if turned over after half the
cooking time.
• Always place vegetables like asparagus and broccoli with the stem ends pointing towards the edge
of the dish and the tips toward the center.
• When cooking cut vegetables, always cover the
dish with a lid or vented microwavable plastic
wrap.
• Whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes,
squash, eggplant, etc., should have their skin
pricked in several spots before cooking to prevent
them from bursting.
• For more even cooking, stir or rearrange whole
vegetables halfway through the cooking time.
• Generally, the denser the food, the longer the
standing time. (Standing time refers to the time
necessary for dense, large foods and vegetables
to finish cooking after they come out of the oven.)
A baked potato can stand on the counter for five
minutes before cooking is completed, while a dish
of peas can be served immediately.
Cooking Instructions
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Cooking Instructions
AUTO DEFROSTING GUIDE
• Follow the instructions below when defrosting defferent types of food.
Food
Amount
Procedure
Roast Beef
2.5-5.0 lbs.
Start with the food placed fat side down. After each stage,
turn the food over and shield any warm portions with narrow
strips of aluminum foil.
Steaks, Chops, Fish
0.5-3.0 lbs.
Ground Meat
0.5-3.0 lbs.
After each stage, remove any pieces of food that are nearly
defrosted. Let stand, covered with foil, for 5–10 minutes.
Whole Chicken
2.5-6.0 lbs.
Remove giblets before freezing poultry. Start defrosting with
the breast side down. After the first stage, turn the chicken
over and shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil. After the second stage, again shield any warm
portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil. Let stand, covered, for 30–60 minutes in the refrigerator.
Chicken Pieces
0.5-2.0 lbs.
After each stage, rearrange or remove any pieces of food that
are nearly defrosted. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.
After each stage, rearrange the food. If there are any warm or
thawed portions of food, shield them with narrow flat pieces
of aluminum foil. Remove any pieces of food that are nearly
defrosted. Let stand, covered, for 5-10 minutes.
Notes
Check foods when the oven signals. After the final stage, small sections may still be icy; let them stand to
continue thawing. Do not defrost until all ice crystals have thawed.
Shielding roasts and steaks with small pieces of foil prevents the edges from cooking before the center of
the food has defrosted. Use narrow, flat, smooth strips of aluminum foil to cover the edges and thinner
sections of the food.
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Cooking Instructions
Cooking Instructions
Recipes
Beef and Barley Stew
1 1/2 lbs. beef stew cubes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 can (13.75-14.5 oz.) beef broth
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 1
cup)
1/2 cup barley
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 pkg. (9-10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed
1. In a 2-quart casserole, combine beef, onion,
flour, and Worcestershire; mix well. Cover with
lid. Cook at High for 6 to 8 minutes until beef is
no longer pink, stirring once.
2. Stir in beef broth, carrots, barley, bay leaf, and
pepper. Cover with lid. Cook at Medium for 1 to
11/2 hours until carrots and beef are tender, stirring 2 to 3 times.
3. Stir in peas. Cover with lid. Cook at Medium for
10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove
bay leaf before serving. Makes 6 servings.
Cooking Instructions
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Cooking Instructions
GUIDE for Cooking & Browning
• Always use microwave and heat-safe cooking utensils:
• Cover food with wax paper, plastic wrap or lids during microwave time; remove during browning.
• Always use the metal rack that comes with your oven when you want to get better browning unless
the food is very high, like whole chicken or meat loaf. The rack is very helpful for quick browning.
• The browner time given below is for browning on one side of the food only. If browning is desired on
both sides, turn food over and brown for the same amount of time as the first side.
• Place dish on the metal rack on glass tray or the foods directly on the metal rack after microwaving
and draining.
• Preheating is not necessary. However, preheating will increase browning if desired.
Food
Amount
Cook Time
Power Level
Browner
Directions
6-8 min
8-10 min
Turn over after half the
microwave time.Drain after
microwaving. Place directly on
rack to brown.
Beef
Hamburger patties,
4 oz. each, 1/2-inch
thick.
2 patties
4 patties
Meat loaf.
1 1/2 to 2 lbs
20-25 min. MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
8 min
Use ring mold or pyrex loaf pan.
Do not use rack for browning.
Sirloin steak 3/4 to
1-inch thick.
1 to 2
4-5 min./lb. MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
8-10 min
Brush with melted butter before
browning. Turn over after half
the microwave time. Drain after
microwaving.Place directly on
rack to brown.
Tenderloin steak, 8
oz. each, 1-inch
thick.
4
4
4
3-4 min./lb. for 120°F MEDIUM-HIGH(7)
Rare
4-6 min./lb. for 135°F MEDIUM-HIGH(7)
Medium
6-8 min./lb. for 150°F MEDIUM-HIGH(7)
Well Done
8-10 min
Same as above.
1 to 1 1/2 lbs
4-6 min. MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
9-11 min
Same as above.
1 to 2
4-6 min. MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
9-11 min
Lamb
Lamb chops, 1-inch
thick .
Veal
Veal cutlets or loin
chops, 1/2 to 3/4inch thick .
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Cooking Instructions
2-3 min. HIGH (10)
3-5 min.
Cooking Instructions
Food
Amount
Cook Time
Power Level Browner
Directions
Poultry
Chicken
pieces.
1 lb
5-7 min.
MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
8-10 min
Arrange chicken, skin side up in
9-inch pie plate. Cover with wax
paper. Turn over after 1/2 the cooking time. Drain after microwaving.
Brush with melted butter before
browning. Place directly on rack to
brown.
Fish Fillets,
1/2-inch thick.
1 lb
3-4 min.
MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
5-9 min
Turn fish steaks and whole fish over
after half the microwave time, drain
after microwaving, brush with melted butter before browning. May be
browned in dish on rack.
Fish Fillets,
1/2-inch thick.
2 lbs
6-8 min.
MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
6-10 min
Turn fish fillets over after half the
microwave time, drain after
microwaving, brush with melted
butter before browning. May be
browned in dish on rack.
Fish steaks,
1-inch thick.
1 lb
4-5 min.
MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
7-11 min
Turn over after half the microwave
time.
Whole Fish
8 to 10 oz.
1 1/2 to 2 lbs
4-6 min.
MEDIUM-HIGH (7)
8-10 min
10-12 min
Turn over after half the microwaving time. Brown on rack.
Fish
Cooking Instructions
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Cooking Instructions
Recipes
Spinach Casserole
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
11/2 cups cottage cheese
Fish Steak Suprise
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons flour
2 (8-oz.) swordfish, halibut or salmon steaks
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons onion soup mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1. Arrange steaks in 9-inch glass pie plate.
Sprinkle evenly with soup mix; cover completely
with mayonnaise. Cover with wax paper.
2. Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (7) for 4 to 5 minutes until fish flakes easily when tested with
fork. Remove dish from oven. Brown in dish on
rack, uncovered, for 6 to 8 minutes turn over
after the cooking time is halp up until topping is
lightly browned. Makes 2 servings.
Broccoli Au Gratin
2 slices bacon
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 pkgs. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped broccoli
1 can (11 oz.) condensed Chedder cheese
soup
1. Arrange bacon on paper towel-lined plate:
cover with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH
(10) for 1 1/4 to1 13/4 minutes until crisp; crumble. Set aside.
2. Place butter in small bowl. Microwave at HIGH
(10) for 30 to 45 seconds, or until melted. Stir in
bacon and bread crumbs. Set aside.
3. Place broccoli in 2-quart shallow casserole.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Microwave at
HIGH (10) for 7 to 9 minutes until hot, stirring
after half the time. Stir in soup. With back of a
spoon. level mixture in dish.Sprinkle with bread
crumb mixture.
4. Microwave at HIGH (10) for 4 minutes. Brown
for 5 to 7 minutes in dish on rack until crumbs
are golden brown. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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2 teaspoons butter or margarine, melted
1. Remove foil from spinach package. Place package in 9-inch glass pie plate. Microwave at HIGH
(10) for 5 to 6 minutes, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes in box. Remove spinach from package; drain
thoroughly.
2. In same pie plate, combine spinach with next 3
ingredients. With back of a spoon, level mixture in
dish.
3. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, salt and
butter. Sprinkle evenly over top of spinach mixture. Microwave at HIGH (10) for 5 minutes.
Remove dish from oven. Place dish on rack.
Brown for 6 to 8 minutes, until bread crumbs are
golden brown.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Appendix
Troubleshooting Guide
Before you call a repair person for your oven,
check this list of possible problems and solutions.
Neither the oven’s display nor the oven operate.
• Properly insert the plug into a grounded outlet.
• If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, make
sure the wall switch is turned on.
• Remove the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds, then plug it in again.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuse.
• Plug another appliance into the outlet; if the
other appliance doesn’t work, have a qualified
electrician repair the outlet.
• Plug the oven into a different outlet.
The oven’s display works, but the power won’t
come on.
• Make sure the door is closed securely.
• Check to see if packing material or other material is stuck to the door seal.
• Check for door damage.
• Press Cancel twice and re-enter all cooking
instructions.
The power goes off before the set time has
elapsed.
• If there has not been a power outage, remove
the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds, then
plug it in again. If there was a power outage, the
time indicator will display “SAMSUNG SO SIMPLE” Reset the clock and any cooking instructions.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuse.
The food is cooking too slowly.
• Make sure the oven is on its own 10 amp circuit
line. Operating another appliance on the same
circuit can cause a voltage drop. If necessary,
move the oven to its own circuit.
You see sparks or arcing.
• Remove any metallic utensils, cookware, or
metal ties. If using foil, use only narrow strips
and allow at least one inch between the foil and
interior oven walls.
The turntable makes noises or sticks.
• Clean the turntable, roller ring and oven floor.
• Make sure the turntable and roller ring are positioned correctly.
Using your microwave causes TV or radio
interference.
• This is similar to the interference caused by
other small appliances, such as hair dryers.
Move your microwave further away from other
appliances, like your TV or radio.
Care and Cleaning
Follow these instructions to clean and care for
your oven.
• Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food particles and spilled liquids can stick to the oven
walls, causing the oven to work less efficiently.
• Wipe up spills immediately. Use a damp cloth
and mild soap. Do not use harsh detergents or
abrasives.
• To help loosen baked on food particles or liquids, heat two cups of water (add the juice of
one lemon if you desire to keep the oven fresh)
in a four-cup measuring glass at High power for
five minutes or until boiling. Let stand in the
oven for one or two minutes.
• Remove the glass tray from the oven when
cleaning the oven or tray. To prevent the tray
from breaking, handle it carefully and do not put
it in water immediately after cooking. Wash the
tray carefully in warm sudsy water or in the dishwasher.
• Clean the outside surface of the oven with soap
and a damp cloth. Dry with a soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts of the oven,
don’t let water seep into the openings.
• Wash the door window with very mild soap and
water. Be sure to use a soft cloth to avoid
scratching.
• If steam accumulates inside or outside the oven
door, wipe with a soft cloth. Steam can accumulate when operating the oven in high humidity
and in no way indicates microwave leakage.
• Never operate the oven without food in it; this
can damage the magnetron tube or glass tray.
You may wish to leave a cup of water in the
oven when it is not in use to prevent damage if
the oven is accidentally turned on.
Appendix
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Appendix
Specifications
Model Number
Oven Cavity
Controls
Timer
MG1340WC-B
1.3cuft
10 power levels, including defrost
99 minutes, 99 seconds
Power Source
127 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Output
MWO 950 Watts / HEATER 1300 Watts
Oven Cavity Dimensions
143/4”(W) X 97/16”(H) X 157/16”(D)
Outside Dimensions
217/8”(W) X 125/16”(H) X 185/64”(D)
Net/Gross Weight
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Appendix
40/42.9 lbs
Quick Reference
Feature
Operation
Set Clock
1. Press CLOCK.
2. Use number buttons to enter time.
3. Press CLOCK again.
One Stage Cooking
1. Use number buttons to set cooking time.
2. Set power level or leave at high.
3. Press START.
One Minute+ Cooking
1. Press the ONE MINUTE + button once for each
minute of cooking.
2. The time will display and the oven will start.
Instant Cook Buttons
1. Press button that corresponds to the food you are cooking
{for example, POPCORN}.
2. Press the button repeatedly to select serving size.
Auto Defrost
1. Press AUTO DEFROST.
2. Enter weight of food by pressing AUTO DEFROST button
repeatedly or using the number buttons.
3. When prompted by oven display, press PAUSE/CANCEL button
and turn food over. Press START to resume defrosting cycle.
Auto Reheat
1. Press AUTO REHEAT repeatedly to select type of dish to reheat.
2. To increase serving size, press the corresponding number button.
3. Press START to begin reheating cycle.
Set Cooking Time and
Power Levels
1. Use number buttons to set cooking time.
2. To set power level at other than HIGH, press POWER LEVEL and use
the number buttons to enter the power level
3. Press START to begin cooking.
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