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Ove The i Oven Owner's Manual Covering Model MMV5186AA Installer : Please leave this manual with this appliance . Consumer : Please read and keep this manual for future reference . Keep sales receipt and / or cancelled check as proof of purchase . Model Number Serial Number Contents Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 4 Date of Purchase Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 6 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 17 Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 22 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 - 24 Recommended Utensils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Questions and Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 If you have questions , write us Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ( include your model number and phone number ) or call : Maytag Appliances Sales Company Attn : CAIR Â® Center P . O . Box 2370 Electric Microwave Cleveland , TN 37320 - 2370 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 U . S . A . Keep instructions for future reference . 1 - 800 - 688 - 2002 Canada Be sure manual stays with oven . 1 - 800 - 688 - 2080 ( U . S . A . TTY for hearing or speech impaired ) ( Mon . - Fri . , 8 am - 8 pm Eastern Time ) Intemet : http : / / www . maytag . com A / 03 / 02 " _ 2002 Maytag Appliance Sales Co . Part No . 8112P196 - 60 3828W5A2388
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS What You Need Recognize Safety Symbols , Words , Labels to Know About [ _ DANGER j Safety instructions DANGER - - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or Warning and Important Safety In - death , structions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may i WAR . I . G i occur . Common sense , caution , and WARNING - - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe per - care must be exercised when sonal injury or death , installing , maintaining , or operating microwave . i a , CAUTIO . i Always contact your dealer , distribu - tor , service agent , or manufacturer CAUTION - - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor per - about problems or conditions you do sonal injury . not understand . Do not use an extension cord . If viding an escape wire for the electric current if an electrical short occurs . the product power cord is too short , I _ WARNING I This oven is equipped with a cord have a qualified electrician install a having a grounding wire with a three - slot receptacle . This oven To avoid risk of electrical shock or grounding plug . The plug must be should be plugged into a separate 60 death , this oven must be ground - plugged into an outlet that is properly hertz circuit with the electrical rating ed and plug must not be altered . installed and grounded . as shown in specifications table . When the combination oven is on a Consult a qualified electrician or ser - Grounding circuit with other equipment , an vicer if grounding instructions are not Instructions increase in cooking times may be completely understood , or if doubt required and fuses can be blown . Oven MUST be exists as to whether the oven is prop - grounded . Grounding erly grounded . Microwave operates on standard reduces risk of electric shock by pro - household current , 110 - 120V . FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT ( U . S . A . ONLY ) This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy and if not installed and used properly , that is in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions , may cause interference to radio and television reception . It has been type tested and found to comply with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18 of FCC Rules , which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation . However , there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation . If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception , which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on , the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following : â€¢ Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or television . â€¢ Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver . â€¢ Move the microwave oven away from the receiver . â€¢ Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and the receiver are on different branch circuits . The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modification to this microwave oven . It is the responsibility of the user to correct such interference . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS i CAuTioN j When using electrical appliances , basic safety precautions should be followed to reduce the risk of burns , electric shock , fire , or injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy . 1 . READ all instructions before using oven . 11 . DO NOT heat baby bottles in oven . 2 . READ AND FOLLOW the specific " PRECAUTIONS 12 . DO NOT operate this oven if it has a damaged TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCES - cord or plug , if it is not working properly , or if it has SIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY " on this page . been damaged or dropped . 3 . This oven MUST BE GROUNDED . Connect only 13 . This oven , including power cord , must be serviced to properly GROUNDED outlet . See installation ONLY by qualified service personnel . Special instructions . tools are required to service oven . Contact near - 4 . Install or locate this oven ONLY in accordance est authorized service facility for examination , repair , or adjustment . with the installation instructions in this manual . 14 . DO NOT cover or block filter or other openings on 5 . Some products such as whole eggs and sealed oven . containers - - for example , closed glass jars - - are 15 . DO NOT store this oven outdoors . DO NOT use able to explode and SHOULD NOT be HEATED in this oven . this product near water - for example , near a kitchen sink , in a wet basement , near a swimming 6 . Use this oven ONLY for its intended use as pool or similar locations . described in this manual . Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this oven . This type of oven 16 . DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water . is specifically designed to heat , cook , or dry food . 17 . Keep cord AWAY from HEATED surfaces . It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use . 18 . DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or 7 . As with any appliance , CLOSE SUPERVISION is counter . necessary when used by CHILDREN or INFIRM 19 . Clean the ventilating hood frequently . PERSONS . 20 . Do not allow grease to accumulate on the hood or 8 . See door cleaning instructions in the Care and filters . Cleaning section of manual on page 23 . 21 . Use care when cleaning the ventilating hood fil - 9 . Baby food jars shall be open when heated and ters . Corrosive cleaning agents such as lye - based contents stirred or shaken before consumption , in oven cleaners may damage the filters . order to avoid burns . 22 . When flaming foods under the hood , turn the fan on . 10 . DO NOT use this oven for commercial purposes . 23 . Suitable for use above both gas and electric cook - It is made for household use only . ing equipment 36 inches or less wide . PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY A . DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy . It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks . B . DO NOT place any object between the oven front face and the door to allow soil or cleaner residue to accu - mulate on sealing surfaces . C . DO NOT operate the oven if it is damaged . It is particularly important that oven door close properly and that there is no damage to : 1 . door ( bent ) , 2 . hinges and latches ( broken or loosened ) , 3 . door seals and sealing surfaces . D . Oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Recognize this symbol as a SAFETY message I WARNING I I CAUTION ] To avoid risk of fire in the oven cavity : To avoid personal injury or property damage , observe the following : a . DO NOT overcook food . Carefully attend oven when paper , plastic , or other combustible mate - 1 . Do not deep fat fry in oven . Fat could overheat and be hazardous to handle . rials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking . . Do not cook or reheat eggs in shell or with an b . Remove wire twist - ties from paper or plastic unbroken yolk using microwave energy . bags before placing bag in oven . Pressure may build up and erupt . Pierce yolk with fork or knife before cooking . c . If materials inside the oven ignite , keep oven door CLOSED , turn oven off and disconnect the 3 . Pierce skin of potatoes , tomatoes , and similar power cord , or shut off power at the fuse or cir - foods before cooking with microwave energy . cuit breaker panel . When skin is pierced , steam escapes evenly . d . DO NOT use the cavity for storage . DO NOT 4 . Do not operate oven without load or food in leave paper products , cooking utensils , or food oven cavity . in the cavity when not in use . . Use only popcorn in packages designed and labeled for microwave use . Popping time varies depending on oven wattage . Do not continue to heat after popping has stopped . Popcorn will I WARNING I scorch or burn . Do not leave oven unattended . Liquids such as water , coffee , or tea are able to be 6 . Do not use regular cooking thermometers in overheated beyond the boiling point without appear - oven . Most cooking thermometers contain mer - ing to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid . cury and may cause an electrical arc , malfunc - Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is tion , or damage to oven . removed from the microwave oven is not always 7 . Do not use metal utensils in oven . present . THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQ - UIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN A 8 . Never use paper , plastic , or other combustible SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO materials that are not intended for cooking . THE LIQUID . To reduce the risk of injury to persons : 9 . When cooking with paper , plastic , or other com - bustible materials , follow manufacturer's recom - 1 . Do not overheat the liquid . mendations on product use . 2 . Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it . 10 . Do not use paper towels which contain nylon or other synthetic fibers . Heated synthetics could 3 . Do not use straight - sided containers with nar - melt and cause paper to ignite . row necks . 11 . Do not heat sealed containers or plastic bags in 4 . After heating , allow the container to stand in the oven . Food or liquid could expand quickly and microwave oven for a short time before remov - cause container or bag to break . Pierce or open ing the container . container or bag before cooking . 5 . Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or 12 . To avoid pacemaker malfunction , consult physi - other utensil into the container . cian or pacemaker manufacturer about effects of microwave energy on pacemaker . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Features Model and Serial OVEN SPECIFICATIONS Number Plate Vent Grille Power Supply 120 VAC , Door Handle 60 Hz Metal Rack Window with Cooking Guide Metal Shield Input Power 1,500 W Cooking Power 1,000 W ( lEO 60705 Standard ) Frequency 2,450 MHz Rated Current 13 A Outer Dimensions 29 _ - % ' ? x 16 _ ? ' Door Safety ( WxHxD ) x 15 % " Lock System Oven Control Grease Filter Cavity Volume 1.8 Cu . Ft . Panel Glass Turntable Net Weight 60 Ibs . Cooktop / Countertop Light MMV5186AA MMV5186AAS SensorControls Serlsor Contro s _ _ Â® @ - - Â® Â® _ _ Â® - - 1 2 3 1 2 3 - - 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 0 ( ' opuo % ) S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ _ @ @ - -
Features ( cont'd ) FEATURES NOTE : Styling and features vary by model . 8 . CUSTOM RECIPE : Touch this 1 . DISPLAY : The Display includes 20 . STOP / CLEAR : Touch this pad a clock and indicators to tell you pad to recall one cooking to stop the oven or to clear all time of day , cooking time set - entries . instruction previously pro - tings and cooking functions grammed into memory . See 21 . START : Touch this pad to start a selected . page 9 for more information . function , tf you open the door 2 . POPCORN : Touch this pad 9 . ADD 30 SEC . : Touch this pad to after oven begins to cook , touch when popping popcorn in your set and start quickly at 100 % START again . microwave oven . The oven's power level . See page 8 for 22 . POWER LEVEL : Touch this pad sensor will tell the oven how more information . to select a cooking power level . long to cook depending on the 10 . AUTO DEFROST : Meat , poultry , amount of humidity it detects 23 . CUSTOM PROGRAMS : Touch fish . Touch this pad to select from the popcorn , See page 11 this pad to set a cooking time . food type and defrost food by for more information . weight . See page 13 for more 24 . HOLD WARM : Touch this pad to 3 . BAKED POTATO : Touch this information . keep hot , cooked foods warm in pad to cook potatoes . The your microwave oven for up to 11 . TIME DEFROST : Touch this pad oven's sensor will tell the oven 99 minutes 99 seconds . See to defrost most other frozen how long to cook depending on page 8 for more information . foods . See page 17 for more the amount of humidity it detects information . 25 . OPTIONS : Touch this pad to from the potato . See page 12 for change the oven's default set - more information . 12 . RAPID DEFROST lib . : This tings for sound , clock , display pad provides RAPID defrost for 4 . PIZZA SLICE : Touch this pad to speed and defrost weight . See 1.0 pound of frozen food . See reheat pizza without selecting page 7 for more information . page 17 for more information . cooking times and power levels . 26 . TURNTABLE ON / OFF : Touch See page 11 for more informa - 13 . NUMBER : Touch number pads this pad to turn off the turntable . tion . to enter cooking time , power OFF will appear in the display . level , quantities , or weights . 5 . COOK : Touch this pad to cook See page 7 for more informa - frozen entree , casserole , and 14 . KITCHEN TIMER : Touch this tion . rice . The oven's sensor will tell pad to set the kitchen timer . See NOTE : This option is not available the oven how long to cook page 7 for more information . in sensor cook and defrost depending on the amount of modes . 15 . CLOCK : Touch this pad to enter humidity coming from the food . the time of day . See page 7 for See page 12 for more informa - 27 . FAN HI LOW OFF : Touch this more information . tion . pad to turn the fan on or off . See 16 . LIGHT TIMER : Touch this pad page 7 for more information . 6 . REHEAT : Touch this pad to to set the light timer . See page 8 reheat casserole , dinner plate , 28 . LIGHT HI LOW OFF : Touch this for more information . and soup / sauce . The oven's pad to turn on the cooktop / coun - sensor will tell the oven how tertop light . See page 8 for more 17 . MORE : Touch this pad to add long to cook depending on the information . ten seconds of cooking time amount of humidity coming from each time you press it . See the food . See page 13 for more page 9 for more information . information . 18 . LESS : Touch this pad to sub - 7 . VEGETABLE : Touch this pad to tract ten seconds of cooking reheat vegetables . The oven's time each time you press it . See sensor will tell the oven how page 9 for more information . long to cook depending on the 19 . HELP : Touch this pad to learn amount of humidity it detects how to use each oven function . from the vegetables . See page See page 7 for more informa - 12 for more information . tion .
Operation LEARN ABOUT YOUR KITCHEN TIMER FAN HI LOW OFF MICROWAVE OVEN The FAN moves You can use your microwave oven as steam and other a timer . Use the Timer for timing up to This section discusses the concepts 99 minutes , 99 seconds . vapors from the cook - behind microwave cooking and intro - ing surface . Touch FAN once for High duces you to the basics you need to Example : To time 3 minutes fan speed , twice for Low fan speed , know to operate your microwave 1 . Touch KITCHEN or three times to turn the fan off . oven . Please read this information TIMER pad . before use . NOTE : If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven , the 3 0 0 2 . Enter the time byer fan in the vent hood will automatical - using the numb ly turn on at the LOW setting to cool i a , CAUTIONi key pad . the oven . It may stay on up to an hour . When this occurs , you can To avoid risk of personal 3 . Touch START not turn the fan off . injury or property damage , pad . When the do not run oven empty . time is over , you will hear seven TURNTABLE ON / OFF To avoid risk of personal beeps and END injury or property damage , will display . do not use stoneware , alu - _ e _ For best cooking results , _ , _ Qn / . O Â£ _ . l . eave the turntable on . It minum foil , metal utensils , or can be turned off for large metal trimmed utensils in dishes . the oven . OPTIONS Press TURNTABLE ON - OFF to turn You can change the default values the turntable on or off . HELP for beep sound , clock , display speed NOTE : and defrost weight . The HELP pad displays feature infor - â€¢ This option is not available mation and helpful hints . Press See following chart for more informa - in sensor cook and defrost HELP , then select a key pad . tion . modes . â€¢ Sometimes the turntable can Example : To learn about No , Function No . Result POPCORN become hot to touch . Be careful 1 Beep ON / 1 Sound ON touching the turntable during and 1 . Touch HELP pad . OFF control 2 Sound OFF after cooking . 2 Clock display 1 Clock ON â€¢ Do not run the oven empty . control 2 Clock OFF 2 . Touch POPCORN 3 Display 1 Slow speed pad . 2 Normal speea 3 Fast speed Defrost weight 1 Lbs . CLOCK mode selected 2 Kg . This oven includes a 24 - hour clock . Example : To set 8 : 00 AM Example : To change defrost weight mode ( from Lbs . to Kg ) 1 . Touch CLOCK pad . ( Press once for 1 . Touch OPTIONS AM , twice for PM ) pad . 2 . Enter the time by 2 . Touch number 4 0 0 using the number pad . key pad . 3 . Touch number 2 3 . Touch CLOCK ( or pad . START ) pad .
Operation ( cont'd ) CHILD LOCK HOLD WARM 2 . Enter the time you 0 0 want the LIGHT to You may lock the control panel to You can keep cooked food warm in turn on . prevent the microwave from being your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes 99 seconds . You can use accidentally started or used by child - 3 . Touch LIGHT ren . HOLD WARM by itself or to follow a TIMER pad again . cooking cycle automatically . ( Press once for The Child Lock feature is also useful AM , twice for PM . ) when cleaning the control panel . Example : To use the hold warm Child Lock prevents accidental pro - 0 0 4 . Enter the time you 1 . Touch HOLD gramming when wiping the control want the LIGHT to WARM pad . panel . turn off . Example : To set the child lock 5 . Touch START 2 . Touch START pad . pad . 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR pad . NOTE : NOTES : 2 . Touch and hold 0 â€¢ To reset the time to turn on and off 0 â€¢ HOLD WARM operates for up to pad more than 4 the LIGHT , repeat steps 1 to 5 . 99 minutes 99 seconds . seconds . â€¢ Food cooked covered should be LOCKED will Example : To cancel the LIGHT covered during HOLD WARM . appear in the dis - TIMER play window with â€¢ Pastry items ( pies , turnovers , etc . ) 1 . Touch LIGHT two beeps . should be uncovered during HOLD TIMER pad . WARM . Example : To cancel the child lock 2 . Touch STOP / â€¢ Complete meals kept warm on a 0 1 . Touch and hold 0 CLEAR pad . dinner plate can be covered during pad more than 4 HOLD WARM . seconds . NOTE : LOCKED will dis - Food Recommended â€¢ If you want to cancel the LIGHT appear and you Type Quantity TIMER in o Â£ eration , you should hear two beeps . touch key . Liquid 1 - 2 cups ! : Dry 5 - 10 ozs . LIGHT HI LOW OFF ADD 30 SEC . Touch LIGHT pad To make HOLD WARM automati - once for bright light , A time - saving pad , this simplified cally follow another cycle : twice for night light , or control lets you quickly set and start â€¢ While you are programming the three times to turn the light off . microwave cooking without the need cooking instructions , touch HOLD to touch the START pad . WARM before touching START . Example : To set ADD 30 SEC . for 2 â€¢ When the last cooking cycle is over , LIGHT TIMER minutes you will hear two tones and " WARM " You can set the LIGHT to turn on and will appear in the oven display . 1 . Touch ADD 30 off automatically at any time . The â€¢ You can set HOLD WARM to follow SEC . pad 4 light comes on at the same time times . AUTO DEFROST , or multi - cycle every day until reset . The oven begins cooking . cooking and dis - Example : Turn on 2 : 00 AM , turn play shows time off 7 : 00 AM counting down . 1 . Touch LIGHT NOTE : TIMER pad . â€¢ If you touch ADD 30 SEC . , it will ( Press once for add 30 seconds up to 3 minutes . AM , twice for PM . ) After 3 minutes , every touch will add 1 minute up to 99 min 59 seconds .
CUSTOM RECIPE COOKING AT HIGH COOKING WITH POWER LEVEL MORE THAN ONE CUSTOM RECIPE lets you recall one cooking instruction previously COOK CYCLE Example : To cook food for 8 min - placed in memory and begin cooking utes 30 seconds For best results , some recipes call for quickly . one Power Level for a certain length Example : To cook for 2 minutes . 8 3 0 1 . Enter the cook of time , and another Power Level for time . another length of time . Your oven can 1 . Touch CUSTOM be set to change from one to another RECIPE pad . 2 . Touch START pad . automatically , for up to three cycles if When the cook the first heating cycle is defrost or the 2 . Enter the cook time is over , you last at 0 % power . 2 0 0 time . will hear four beeps and END Example : To cook food for 3 min - 3 . Touch START will display . utes at 100 % power and then 70 % pad . power for 7 minutes 30 seconds . COOKING AT LOWER Example : To recall the custom 3 0 0 1 . Enter the cook recipe . time . POWER LEVELS HIGH power cooking does not 1 . Touch CUSTOM 2 . Touch CUSTOM always give you the best results with RECIPE pad . PROGRAMS pad . foods that need slower cooking , such 2 . Touch START as roasts , baked goods , or custards . 3 0 3 . Enter the second pad . When the Your oven has 10 power settings in cook time . cook time is over , addition to HIGH . you will hear four 4 . Touch POWER Example : To cook food for 7 beeps and END LEVEL pad . minutes 30 seconds at 70 % power will display . 5 . Enter the power 3 0 1 . Enter the cook MORE / LESS level . time . By using the MORE or LESS keys , all 2 . Touch POWER 6 . Touch START of the pre - programmed cook and LEVEL pad . pad . time cook features can be adjusted to When the cook 3 . Enter the power cook food for a longer or shorter time . time is over , you level . will hear four Pressing MORE will add 10 seconds 4 . Touch START of cooking time each time you press beeps and END pad . When the it . Pressing LESS will subtract 10 will display . cook time is over , seconds of cooking time each time you will hear four you press it . beeps and END will display . See cooking guide for Power levels , page 10 .
Operation ( cont'd ) COOKING GUIDE FOR LOWER POWER LEVELS The 10 power levels in addition to HIGH allow you to choose the best power level for the food you are cooking . Below are listed all the power levels , examples of foods best cooked at each level , and the amount of microwave power you are using . POWER LEVEL MICROWAVE OUTPUT USE Boil water . 10 High 100 % Cook ground beef . Make candy . Cook fresh fruits and vegetables . Cook fish and poultry . Preheat browning dish . Reheat Beverages . 9 90 % â€¢ Reheat meat slices quickly . â€¢ Saute onions , celery , and green pepper . 8 80 % â€¢ All reheating . â€¢ Cook scrambled eggs . 7 70 % â€¢ Cook breads and cereal products . â€¢ Cook cheese dishes , veal . â€¢ Cook cakes , muffins , brownies , cupcakes . 6 60 % â€¢ Cook pasta . 5 50 % â€¢ Cook meats , whole poultry . â€¢ Cook custard . â€¢ Cook whole chicken , turkey , spare ribs , rib roast , sirloin roast . 4 40 % â€¢ Cook less tender cuts of meat . â€¢ Reheat frozen convenience foods . 3 30 % â€¢ Thawing meat , poultry , and seafood . â€¢ Cooking small quantities of food . â€¢ Finish cooking casserole , stew , and some sauces . 2 20 % â€¢ Soften butter and cream cheese . â€¢ Heating small amounts of food . 1 10 % â€¢ Soften ice cream . â€¢ Raise yeast dough . 0 â€¢ Standing time . 10
3 . Match the amount to the size of SENSOR OPERATING POPCORN the container . Fill containers at INSTRUCTIONS POPCORN lets you pop 1.75 , 3.0 , least half full for best results . and 3.5 ounce bags of commercially Sensor Cook allows you to cook 4 . Be sure the outside of the cook - packaged microwave popcorn . Pop most of your favorite foods without ing container and the inside of only one package at a time . tf you are selecting cooking times and power the microwave oven are dry using a microwave popcorn popper , levels . The display will indicate before placing food in the oven . follow manufacturer's instructions . To SENSING during the initial sensing Beads of moisture turning into set your microwave oven correctly , period . The oven automatically deter - steam can mislead the sensor . follow this chart : mines required cooking time for each food item . When the internal sensor Example : To pop popcorn detects a certain amount of humidity ADDING OR 1 . Touch POPCORN coming from the food , it will tell the SUBTRACTING oven how much longer to heat . The pad . COOK TIME When the cook display will show the remaining heat - ing time . For best results for cooking time is over , you If the SENSOR function is too long or will hear four by Sensor , follow these recom - too short , you can increase or mendations . beeps and END decrease the cook time by 10 % after will display . 1 . Food cooked with the sensor choosing the function . You can only increase or decrease cook time system should be at normal stor - â€¢ Recommended amounts : 1.5 - 3.5 ozs . before cooking starts . age temperature . Example : If you want to adjust the 2 . Glass Tray ( TURNTABLE ) and outside of container should be Sensor Cook ( casserole ) cooking I a , CAUTIONI time for longer time . dry to assure best cooking results . DO NOT leave microwave oven unattended while popping corn . 1 . Touch COOK pad . 3 . Foods should always be covered loosely with microwavable plas - 2 . Choose food cate - tic wrap , waxed paper , or a lid . 2 PIZZA SLICE gory . 4 . Do not open the door or touch Reheating pizza with PIZZA SLICE the STOP / CLEAR pad during 3 . Touch number 9 9 lets you reheat one or several slices the sensing time . When sensing pad . of pizza without selecting cooking time is over , the oven beeps times and power levels . twice and the remaining cooking Cook Touch Pad Example : To reheat 2 slices of time will appear in the display Time Number pizza window . At this time you can Less 7 open the door to stir , turn , or rearrange the food . 1 . Touch PIZZA Normal 8 SLICE pad . When More 9 the reheat time is SENSOR COOKING over , you will hear GUIDE four beeps and END will display . Appropriate containers and cover - â€¢ Recommended amounts : 1 - 3 slices ings help assure good Sensor cook - ing results . ( about 5 ozs . per each slice ) 1 . Always use microwavable con - tainers and cover them with lids or vented plastic wrap . 2 . Never use tight - sealing plastic covers . They can prevent steam from escaping and cause food to overcook . 11
O _ Operation ( cont'd ) BAKED POTATO VEGETABLE COOK BAKED POTATO lets you bake one VEGETABLE has preset cook pow - Using COOK lets you heat common or several potatoes without selecting ers for 3 food categories : Fresh , microwave - prepared foods without Frozen and Canned . cooking times and power levels . needing to program times and Cook Powers . COOK has present Cook NOTE : Example : To reheat Frozen Power for 3 food categories : Frozen â€¢ Before baking , pierce potato with Vegetable Entree , Casserole and Rice . fork several times . 1 . Touch Example : To cook rice â€¢ After baking , let stand for 5 min - VEGETABLE pad . utes . 1 . Touch COOK pad . 2 . Choose food cate - Example : To cook 2 potatoes gory . 2 . Choose food cate - 1 . Touch BAKED gory . Touch Pad POTATO pad . Category Number When the cook Touch Pad Fresh 1 time is over , you Category Number will hear four Frozen 2 Frozen Entree 1 beeps and END Canned 3 will display . Casserole 2 â€¢ Recommended amounts : Rice 3 When the cook time is 1 ~ 4 potatoes ( about 9 ~ 11 ozs . each ) over , you will hear four When the cook time is beeps and END will dis - over , you will hear four play . beeps and END will dis - play . NOTE : Place the Canned Vegetable in a microwavable bowl or casserole . â€¢ Recommended amounts : Cover with plastic wrap and vent . Let stand 5 minutes . Frozen Entree 10 - 21 ozs . â€¢ Recommended amounts : 1 - 4 cups Casserole 1 - 4 cups â€¢ Recommend 1 / 4 " - 1 / 2 " venting of Rice 1 / 2 - 2 cups cover . NOTE : Use only long grain rice with sensor cook program . See page 22 to cook other types of rice . 12
REHEAT AUTO DEFROST NOTE : When you touch the START pad . The display changes to defrost REHEAT lets you heat foods without Your microwave oven is preset with time count down . The oven will beep needing to program times and Cook three defrost sequences . Using during the DEFROST cycle . At beep , Powers . AUTO DEFROST is the best way to open the door and turn food over , defrost frozen foods . The Auto separate or rearrange the food . REHEAT has preset Cook Powers for Defrost Sequence Table below pro - Remove any portions that have 3 categories : Casserole , Dinner vides some basic guidelines for using thawed . The oven will not STOP dur - Plate and Soup / Sauce . the three defrost sequences . ing the beep unless the door is Example : To reheat Casserole See guidelines for Auto Defrost , opened . page 15 ~ 16 . 5 . Close the door 1 . Touch REHEAT Example : To defrost 1.2 Ibs of and restart . pad . ground beef When the defrost time is over , you 2 . Choose food cate - 1 . Touch AUTO will hear four beeps and END will dis - gory . play . DEFROST pad . Touch Pad NOTE : If you do not open the door , Category Number ] 2 . Choose food the display will resume the count - category . down . Casserole 1 Touch Pad Dinner Plate 2 Category Number Soup / Sauce 3 Meat 1 When the cook time is Poultry 2 over , you will hear four Fish 3 beeps and END will dis - play . â€¢ Recommended amounts : 2 3 . Enter the weight . Casserole 1 - 4 cups 4 . Touch START pad . Dinner Plate 1 - 2 servings Soup / Sauce 1 - 4 cups 13
Operation ( cont'd ) WEIGHT CONVERSION CHART DEFROSTING TIPS To enter food weight in AUTO DEFROST , you must specify pounds and tenths When using AUTO DEFROST , the of a pound . If the weight on the food package is in fractions of a pound , you weight to be entered is the net can use the following chart to convert the weight to decimals . weight in pounds and tenths of pounds ( the weight of the food Equivalent minus the container ) . Ounce Weight Tenths of a pound Use AUTO DEFROST only for raw 1.6 . 10 food . AUTO DEFROST gives best results when food to be thawed is a 3.2 . 20 minimum of 0 Â° F ( taken directly 4.0 . 25 One - Quarter Pound from a true freezer ) . If food has been stored in a refrigerator - freez - 4.8 . 30 er that does not maintain a temper - 6.4 . 40 ature of 5 Â° F or below , always pro - gram a lower food weight ( for a 8.0 . 50 One - Half Pound shorter defrosting time ) to prevent 9.6 . 60 cooking the food . 11.2 . 70 â€¢ If the food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20 minutes , enter 12.0 . 75 Three - Quarter Pound a lower food weight . 12.8 . 80 â€¢ The shape of the package alters 14.4 . 90 the defrosting time . Shallow rec - tangular packets defrost more 16.0 1.00 One Pound quickly than a deep block . â€¢ Separate pieces as they begin to defrost . Separated pieces defrost more easily . â€¢ You can use small pieces of alu - minum foil to shield foods like chicken wings , leg tips , and fish tails , but the foil must not touch the side of the oven . Foil causes arc - ing , which can damage the oven lining . â€¢ Shield areas of food with small pieces of foil if they start to become warm . â€¢ For better results , a preset stand - ing time is included in the defrost - ing time . For best results , elevate food to be defrosted on a microwave safe roasting rack . This prevents the possibility of warm meat juices cooking food during defrost . 14
AUTO DEFROST CHART Meat Setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BEEF Meat of irregular shape and large , fatty cuts of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas shielded with foil at the beginning of a defrost sequence . MEAT Do not defrost less than 1 / 4 lb . Ground Beef , Remove thawed portions with fork . Bulk Turn over . Return remainder to oven . Freeze in doughnut shape , MEAT Ground Beef , Separate and rearrange . Do not defrost less than 2 oz . patties , Patties Depress center when freezing , Round Steak MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas with Place on a microwavable roasting rack , aluminum foil . Tenderloin MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas with Place on a microwavable roasting rack , Steak aluminum foil . Stew Beef MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork . Place in a microwavable baking dish , Separate remainder and return to oven . MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas with Pot Roast , Place on a microwavable roasting rack , Chuck Roast aluminum foil . Rib Roast MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas with Place on a microwavable roasting rack , aluminum foil . MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas with Rolled Rump Place on a microwavable roasting rack , Roast aluminum foil . LAMB Cubes for MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Stew Return remainder to oven . Chops MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . ( 1 inch thick ) PORK Chops MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . 1 / 2 inch thick ) Hot Dogs MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Spareribs MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas with Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Country - style aluminum foil . Ribs Sausage , MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Links Sausage , MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Bulk Turn over . Return remainder to oven . Loin Roast , MEAT Turn over . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Boneless Cover warm areas with aluminum foil . 15
O _ _ peration ( cont'd ) AUTO DEFROST CHART ( cont . ) Poultry Setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL iNSTRUCTiONS CHICKEN Whole POULTRY Turn over ( finish defrosting breast - side Place chicken breast - side up on a micro - ( up to 6 Ibs ) down ) . Cover warm areas with wavable roast rack . Finish defrosting by aluminum foil . immersing in cold water . Remove giblets when chicken is partially defrosted . POULTRY Cut - up Separate pieces and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Turn over . Cover warm areas with aluminum foil . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . CORNISH HENS Whole POULTRY Turn over . Cover warm areas with Place on a microwavable roasting rack . aluminum foil . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . TURKEY Breast POULTRY Turn over . Cover warm areas with Place on a microwavable roasting rack . ( under 6 Ibs ) aluminum foil . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . Fish Setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL iNSTRUCTiONS FISH Fillets FISH Turn over . Separate fillets when Place in a microwavable baking dish . partially thawed if possible . Carefully separate fillets under cold water . Steaks FISH Separate and rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Run cold water over to finish defrosting . Whole FISH Turn over . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Cover head and tail with foil ; do not let foil touch sides of microwave . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . SHELLFISH Crabmeat FISH Break apart . Turn over . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Lobster tails FISH Turn over and rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Shrimp FISH Separate and rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Scallops FISH Separate and rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . NOTE : Food to be defrosted must be not more than 6.0 Ibs ( 4.0 Kg ) . Available weight is 0.1 _ 6.0 Ibs ( 0.1 _ 4.0 Kg ) . 16
TIME DEFROST USE OF THE TWO POSITION METAL RACK This feature allows you to choose the I a , CAUTIONI time you want to defrost . The two position metal rack gives To avoid risk of property dam - you extra space when cooking in Example : To defrost for 2 minutes age : more than one container at the same Do not use rack to pop pop - time . The metal rack can be turned 1 . Touch TIME corn . upside down to accomodate different DEFROST pad . container sizes . Rack must be on the four 2 0 0 2 . Enter the defrost - To use rack : plastic supports when used . ing time you want . 1 , Use the rack only when Place rack securely in the four plastic supports . cooking food on two rack 3 . Touch START pad . positions . ( Defrost starts ) â€¢ Rack MUST NOT touch metal When the defrost time is over , youwill Do not cook with rack on walls or back of microwave hear fourbeeps and ENDwill display . oveR . floor of the oven . 2 . Place equal amounts of food RAPID DEFROST lib . both ABOVE and BELOW rack . The RAPID DEFROST lib . feature â€¢ Amount of food must be provides a rapid defrost for 1.0 pound approximately the same to frozen foods . The oven automatically balance out cooking energy . sets the defrosting time for ground beef . Example : To defrost lib . ground beef 1 . Touch RAPID DEFROST pad . 11b . 2 . Touch START pad . NOTE : Use of the rack for sensor cooking is not recommended . TiME DEFROST CHART SPECIAL iNSTRUCTiONS FOOD TiME MEAT 2 - 4 minutes Turn meat over at beep . Stand for 5 minutes after defrosting . Bacon ( 1 lb . ) 4Y2 - 6 minutes Turn meat over at beep . Stand for 5 minutes after defrosting . Ground meat ( 1 lb . ) 4 _ 2 - 6Y2minutes Turn meat over at beep . Shield warm areas with foil . Roasts Stand for 5 to 10 minutes . Same as above . Steaks , chops and cutlets 472 - 6 minutes per lb . POULTRY 13 - 16 minutes Turn meat over at beep . Shield warm areas with foil . Chicken , broiler - fryer Stand for 20 to 30 minutes . Cover with foil . cut up ( 2Y2to 3 Ibs . ) 15 - 18 minutes Turn meat over at beep . Shield warm areas with foil . Chicken , Whole ( 2 to 3 Ibs . ) Stand for 20 to 30 minutes . Cover with foil . Cornish hen Turn meat over at beep . Shield warm areas with foil . 5 - 7 minutes per lb . Stand for 20 to 30 minutes . Cover with foil . FiSH & SEAFOOD Fillets ( 1 lb . ) 4 - 5Y _ minutes Place block in casserole . Turn food over and break up Shellfish , small pieces ( 1 lb . ) 4 - 5 minutes after beep . Stand for 5 minutes . NOTE : Defrost times are approximate and are intended as guidelines . 17
Cooking GETTING THE BEST cooking time to expose all sides FISH AND SHELLFISH equally to microwave energy . COOKING RESULTS Cooking Fish and Shellfish : Place delicate areas of foods , such General Directions To get the best results from your as asparagus tips , toward the cen - microwave oven , read and follow the â€¢ Prepare the fish for cooking . ter of the dish . guidelines below . - Completely defrost the fish or Arrange unevenly shaped foods , â€¢ Storage Temperature : Foods shellfish . such as chicken pieces or salmon taken from the freezer or refrigera - steaks , with the thicker , meatier Arrange unevenly shaped pieces tor take longer to cook than the parts toward the outside of the with thicker parts toward the out - same foods at room temperature . dish . side of the dish . Arrange shellfish The time for recipes in this book is in a single layer for even cooking . based on the normal storage tem - Shield , with small pieces of alu - perature of the food . minum foil , parts of food that may - The type of cover you use cook quickly , such as wing tips and depends on how you cook . â€¢ Size : Small pieces of food cook leg ends of poultry . Poached fish needs a micro - faster than large ones , pieces sim - wavable lid or vented plastic Let It Stand : After you remove the ilar in size and shape cook more wrap . food from the microwave , cover evenly . For even cooking , reduce food with foil or casserole lid and the power when cooking large - Baked fish , coated fish , or fish in let it stand to finish cooking in the pieces of food . sauce needs to be covered light - center and avoid overcooking the ly with waxed paper to keep the â€¢ Natural Moisture : Very moist outer edges . The length of stand - coating crisp and sauce from get - foods cook more evenly because ing time depends on the density ting watery . microwave energy is attracted to and surface area of the food . water molecules . - Always set the shortest cooking Wrapping in waxed paper or time . Fish is done when it turns â€¢ Stir foods such as casseroles and paper towel : Sandwiches and opaque and the thickest part vegetables from the outside to the many other foods containing pre - begins to flake . Shellfish is done center to distribute the heat evenly baked bread should be wrapped when the shell turns from pink to and speed cooking . Constant stir - prior to microwaving to prevent dry - red and the flesh is opaque and ring is not necessary . ing out . firm . â€¢ Turn over foods like pork chops , â€¢ The Fish and Shellfish Cooking baking potatoes , roasts , or whole Table below provides specific cauliflower halfway through the directions with Power Level and Cooking Time settings for most types of fish and shellfish . FISH AND SHELLFISH COOKING TABLE FISH POWER LEVEL COOKING TiME DiRECTiONS Fish fillets HI 3 / _ - 4 / _ minutes Arrange fish in a single layer with thickest portion toward outside edge of 1 _ quart microwavable baking dish . Brush with melted butter and season , Fish steaks HI 4 / _ - 5 _ minutes if desired . Cook covered with vented plastic wrap . Let stand covered 2 minutes . If you are cooking Whole fish 7 4Y . - 6 minutes more than 1 lb . of fish , turn the fish halfway through cooking . HI 3Y . - 5 minutes Scallops Arrange in a single layer . Prepare as directed above , except stir instead of turning the shellfish . HI 3Y _ - 5minutes Shrimp , shelled 18
Not Recommended â€¢ Tend the meat as it cooks . APPETIZERS / SAUCES / SOUPS â€¢ Appetizers with a crisp coating or - Drain juices as they accumulate puff pastry are best done in a con - to reduce splattering and keep Cooking Appetizers : Tips and ventional oven with dry heat . from overcooking the bottom of Techniques the meat . â€¢ Breaded products can be warmed Recommended in the microwave oven but will not - Shield thin or bony portions with come out crisp . strips of foil to prevent overcook - â€¢ Crisp crackers , such as melba ing . toast , shredded wheat , and crisp â€¢ Cook sauces made with cornstarch rye crackers are best for or flour uncovered so you may stir NOTE : Keep the foil at least 1 inch microwave use . Wait until party them 2 or 3 times during cooking from the oven walls , and do not cover time to add the spreads . Place a more than one - third of the meat with for a smooth consistency . paper towel under the crackers foil at any one time . â€¢ To adapt a conventional sauce or while they cook in the microwave â€¢ Let the meat stand covered with foil oven to absorb extra moisture . gravy recipe , reduce the amount of liquid slightly . 10 - 15 minutes after you remove it â€¢ Arrange individual appetizers in a from the oven . The internal temper - â€¢ Stirring occasionally will help blend circle for even cooking . ature of the meat may rise from 5 - flavors , distribute heat evenly , and â€¢ Stir dips to distribute heat and 10 Â° F during standing time . may even shorten the cooking shorten cooking time . time . The Meat Cooking Table on the next Cooking Sauces : Tips and page provides detailed directions , When converting a conventional Techniques Power Level , and Cooking Time set - soup recipe to cook in the tings for most cuts of meat . â€¢ Use a microwavable casserole or microwave , reduce the liquid , salt , glass measuring cup that is at least and strong seasonings . 2 or 3 times the volume of the sauce . MEAT â€¢ Sauces made with cornstarch Cooking Meat : General Directions thicken more rapidly than those made with flour . â€¢ Prepare the meat for cooking . Cooking Soups : Tips and - Defrost completely . Techniques - Trim off excess fat to avoid splat - â€¢ Cook soups in a microwavable dish tering . which holds double the volume of - Place the meat , fat side down , on the recipe ingredients to prevent a microwavable rack in a boil - over , especially if you use microwavable dish . cream or milk in the soup . - Use oven cooking bag for less â€¢ Generally , cover microwaved tender cuts of meat . soups with VENTED plastic wrap or a microwavable lid . - Arrange the meat so that thicker portions are toward the outside â€¢ Cover foods to retain moisture . of the dish . Uncover foods to retain crispness . - Cover the meat with waxed â€¢ Avoid overcooking by using the paper to prevent splattering . minimum suggested time . Add more time , if necessary , only after checking the food . 19
o Cookm ( cont d ) MEAT COOKING TABLE POWER COOKING MEAT LEVEL TiME DiRECTiONS BEEF HI Form patties with depression in center of each . Hamburgers , Place on microwavable roasting rack . Brush with browning Fresh or defrosted agent , if desired . Cover with waxed paper . ( 4 oz . each ) Turn over halfway through cooking . 1 - 17 _ minutes Let stand covered 1 minute . 1 patty 1Y _ - 2minutes 2 patties 2Y2 - 3Y2minutes 4 patties 8 - 10 minutes Sirloin tip roast Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack . ( 3 - 4 Ibs . ) per pound Add desired seasonings and cover with waxed paper . RARE ( 135 Â° F ) Turn meat over halfway through cooking and shield if 11 - 13 minutes necessary . Remove roast from microwave oven when per pound desired temperature is reached . Let stand covered with MEDIUM ( 155 Â° F ) foil 15 minutes . ( Temperature may rise about 10 Â° F ) . LAMB 11 - 12 minutes Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack . Lamb roast , rolled per pound Brush lamb with marinade or desired seasonings such as boneless ( 3 - 4 Ibs . ) RARE ( 135 Â° F ) rosemary , thyme or marjoram . Cover with waxed paper . 12 - 13 minutes Turn roast over after 15 minutes , and again after 30 min - per pound utes . Shield if necessary . MEDIUM ( 145 Â° F ) Remove roast from microwave when desired temperature 13 - 14 minutes is reached . Let stand covered with foil 15 minutes per pound ( Temperature may rise about 10 Â° F ) . WELL ( 155 Â° F ) PORK HI Place bacon slices on microwavable roasting rack . Bacon slices Cover with paper towels . 2 slices 1 _ - 2 minutes After cooking , let stand 1 minute . 4 slices 2 _ , - 3 minutes 6 slices 3Y2 - 4Y _ minutes Chops Place chops in microwavable baking dish . ( 5 - 7 oz . each ) Add desired seasonings and cover with vented plastic wrap . 18 - 20 minutes 2 chops Cook until no longer pink or until internal temperature per pound reaches 170 Â° F . Turn chops over halfway through cooking . 15 - 17 minutes Let stand covered 5 minutes . 4 chops per pound ( Temperature may rise about 10 Â° F ) . 25 - 27 minutes Loin Roast , Place roast in cooking bag in microwavable dish . rolled , boneless per pound Add seasonings and browning agent if desired . Close bag ( 3F _ - 4 _ / 2Ibs . ) ( 165 Â° F ) loosely with microwavable closure or string . After cooking , let stand in bag 15 minutes . ( Temperature may rise about 10 Â° R ) Internal temperature of pork should reach 170 Â° F before serving . HI Sausage links , Pierce links and place on microwavable roasting rack . Fresh or Frozen , Cover with waxed paper or paper towel . defrosted Turn over halfway through cooking . ( 1 - 2 oz . each ) After cooking , let stand covered 1 minute . 2 links 45 - 60 seconds 4 links 1 - 1Y _ minutes 6 links 1 _ - 2 minutes 1 _ 4 - 2minutes 10 links ( 8 oz . pkg . ) 2O
POULTRY * Watch the poultry as it cooks . - Drain and discard juices as they accumulate . Cooking Poultry : General Directions - Shield thin or bony pieces with small strips of alu - * Prepare the poultry for cooking . minum foil to prevent overcooking . Keep foil at least - Defrost completely . 1 inch from the oven walls and other pieces of foil . - Arrange poultry pieces with thicker pieces at the out - â€¢ Poultry is done when it is no longer pink and the juices side edge of the baking dish . When cooking legs , run clear . When done , the temperature in the thigh arrange them like the spokes of a wheel . meat should be 180 - 185 Â° F . - Cover the baking dish with waxed paper to reduce * Let the poultry stand after cooking covered with foil for splattering . 10 minutes . - Use a browning agent or cook with a sauce to give a The Poultry Cooking Table below provides detailed direc - browned appearance . tions , Power Level , and Cooking Time settings for most cuts and types of poultry . POULTRY COOKING TABLE POWER COOKING POULTRY LEVEL TIME DiRECTiONS HI 4 ' / 2 - 572minutes Chicken pieces Before cooking , wash pieces and shake the water off . ( 2Y _ - 3Ibs ) . per pound Place pieces in a single layer in a microwavable baking dish with thicker pieces to the outside . Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired . Cover with waxed paper . Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear . Let stand covered 5 minutes . Chicken whole HI 12 - 13 minutes Before cooking , wash and shake off water . Place breast ( 3 - 3Y _ Ibs ) per pound side down on a microwavable roasting rack . Brush with butter , or browning agent and seasoning if desired . Cover with waxed paper . Cook 73of estimated time . Turn breast side up , brush with butter , or browning agent . Replace waxed paper . Cook X , of estimated time again . Shield if necessary . Cook remaining X , of estimated time or until no longer pink and juices run clear . Let stand covered with foil 10 minutes . ( The temperature may rise about 10 Â° E ) The temperature in the thigh should be 180 Â° F - 185 Â° F when the poultry is done . Cornish Hens HI 6 - 7 minutes Before cooking , wash pieces and shake the water off . Whole per pound Tie wings to body of hen and the legs to tail . Place hens breast side down on microwavable rack . Cover with 1 - 1Y , Ibs . each ) waxed paper . Turn breast side up halfway through cooking . Shield bone ends of drumsticks with foil . Remove and discard drippings . Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired . Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear . Remove hens from microwave when they reach desired temperature . Let stand covered with foil 5 minutes . ( Temperature may rise about 10 Â° F ) . Temperature in breast should be 170 Â° F before serving . 21
o Cookm ( cont d ) PASTA AND RICE Cooking Pasta and Rice : Tips and Techniques â€¢ If you are planning to use rice or pasta in a casserole , Microwave cooking and conventional cooking of pasta , undercook it so it is still firm . rice , and cereal require about the same amount of time , but the microwave is a more convenient method because â€¢ Allow for standing time with rice , but not for pasta . you can cook and serve in the same dish . There is no stir - â€¢ The Pasta and Rice Cooking Tables below provide spe - ring needed and leftover pasta tastes just like fresh cooked when reheated in the microwave oven . cific directions , with Power Level and cooking time set - tings for most common types of pasta and rice . PASTA COOKING TABLE POWER COOKING PASTA LEVEL TiME DiRECTiONS Spaghetti Combine hot tap water and salt , if desired . HI 9 - 10 minutes 4 cups water Use a 2 - quart microwavable baking dish and cover with 5 7Y _ - 8Y , minutes Add 8 oz . spaghetti vented plastic wrap for spaghetti and lasagna noodles . Use microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap for macaroni Macaroni and egg noodles . HI 6 - 7 minutes 3 cups water Cook at Power Level HI as directed in chart or until water 5 5Y _ - 6Y , minutes Add 2 cups macaroni boils . Lasagna noodles Stir in pasta ; cook covered at Power Level 5 as directed in HI 7 - 8 minutes chart or until tender . 4 cups water 5 11 - 12Y _ minutes Drain in a colander . Add 8 oz . lasagna noodles Egg noodles HI 8 - 10 minutes 6 cups water 5 5Y _ - 6Y _ minutes Add 4 cups noodles RICE COOKING TABLE POWER COOKING RiCE LEVEL TiME DiRECTiONS Long grain Combine hot tap water and salt , if desired , in 2 quart HI 4Y _ - 5Y _ minutes microwavable casserole . 27 _ cups water 5 14 minutes Add 1 cup rice Cover with microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap . Cook as directed in chart at Power Level HI or until water boils . Brown Stir in rice and any seasonings . HI 4Y _ - 5Y _ minutes 2Y _ cups water Cook covered as directed in chart at Power Level 5 or 5 28 minutes Add 1 cup rice until water is absorbed and rice is tender . Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes . Long grain and wild rice mix HI 4 - 5 minutes Fluff with fork . 5 24 minutes 273cups water Add 6 oz . package Cook water until it boils . Quick cooking HI 2 - 3 minutes 1 cup water Stir rice into boiling water and let stand , covered 5 to 10 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender . Add 1 cup rice Fluff with fork . 22
Maintenance 3 . To reinstall the filter , slide it into CARE AND CLEANING CLEANING THE the side slot , then push up and GREASE FILTERS For best performance and safety , toward oven center to lock . keep the oven clean inside and out - The grease filter should be removed side . Take special care to keep the and cleaned often , at least once a inner door panel and the oven front month . frame free of food or grease build - up . 1 . To remove grease filter , slide Never use rough powder or pads . filter to the side . Pull filter down - Wipe the microwave oven inside and ward and push to the other side . out , including the hood bottom cover , The filter will drop out . with a soft cloth and a warm ( not hot ) mild detergent solution . Then rinse / / J and wipe dry . Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome , metal and aluminum surfaces . Wipe spatters immediately with a wet paper towel , especially after cooking chicken or bacon . Clean your oven weekly or 2 . Wash in dishwasher or soak more often , if needed . grease filter in hot water and a mild detergent . Rinse well and shake to dry . Do not use METAL RACK ammonia or place in a dish - washer . The aluminum will Wash the metal rack with a mild soap darken filter . and a soft or nylon scrub brush . Dry completely . Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleaners to clean rack . 23
Maintenance ( cont'd ) 5 . Slide a new charcoal filter into OVEN LIGHT place . The filter should rest at REPLACEMENT I & CAUTIONI the angle shown . 1 . Unplug oven or turn off power at To avoid risk of personal the main power supply . injury or property damage , do not operate oven hood 2 . Remove the vent cover mount - o o without filters in place . o o ing screws . ( 2 middle screws ) oo 3 . Tip the cover forward , then lift out to remove . CHARCOAL FILTER 6 . Slide the bottom of the grille into REPLACEMENT place . Push the top until it snaps If your oven is vented inside , the char - into place . Replace the mount - coal filter should be replaced every 6 ing screws . Turn the power back to 12 months , and more often if nec - on at the main power supply and essary . The charcoal filter cannot be set the clock . cleaned . To order a new charcoal fil - ter , contact the Parts Department at your nearest Authorized Service 4 . Remove bulb holder . COOKTOP / NIGHT Center or call 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 ( U . S . A ) or 1 - 800 - 688 - 2002 ( Canada ) . LIGHT REPLACEMENT Order Charcoal Filter kit # : MVHRK3 . 1 . Unplug the oven or turn off 1 . Disconnect Power to oven . power at the main power supply . 2 . Remove the two vent grille mounting screws . ( 2 middle screws ) 5 . Lift up the bulb holder . v 2 . Remove the bulb cover mount - 3 . Tip the grille forward , then lift it ing screws . out . 3 . Replace bulb ( s ) with 30 watt 4 . Remove old filter . appliance bulb ( s ) . 6 . Replace bulb with a 30 or 40 4 . Replace bulb cover , and mount - watt appliance bulb . ing screws . 7 . Replace the bulb holder . 5 . Turn the power back on at the 8 . Slide the bottom of the vent main power supply . cover into place . Push the top o o until it snaps into place . Replace the mounting screws . Turn the I A ( CAUTION I power back on at the main power supply . To avoid personal injury or property damage , wear gloves when replacing light bulb . 24
Recommended Utensils MICROWAVE UTENSIL GUIDE USE DO NOT USE OVENPROOF GLASS METAL UTENSILS : ( treated for high intensity heat ) : Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces uneven Utility dishes , loaf dishes , pie cooking . Also avoid metal skewers , thermometers or foil trays . Metal plates , cake plates , liquid utensils can cause arcing , which can damage your microwave oven . measuring cups , casseroles and bowls without metallic trim . METAL DECORATION : Metal - trimmed or metal - banded dinnerware , casserole dishes , etc . The CHINA : metal trim interferes with normal cooking and may damage the oven . Bowls , cups , serving plates and ALUMINUM FOIL : platters without metallic trim . Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and PLASTIC : may cause harmful arcing . Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry legs Plastic wrap ( as a cover ) - - lay the and wings . Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch from the side walls and door of the oven . plastic wrap loosely over the dish and press it to the sides . WOOD : Vent plastic wrap by turning back one edge slightly to allow excess Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack when you steam to escape . The dish should use them in the microwave oven . Baskets react in the same way . be deep enough so that the TIGHTLY COVERED UTENSILS : plastic wrap will not touch the food . Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered utensils . As the food heats it may melt the Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items before cook - plastic wrap wherever the wrap ing . Tightly closed pouches could explode . touches the food . BROWN PAPER : Use plastic dishes , cups , semi - rigid freezer containers and Avoid using brown paper bags . plastic bags only for short They absorb too much heat and could burn . cooking time . Use these with FLAWED OR CHIPPED UTENSILS : care because the plastic may soften from the heat of the Any utensil that is cracked , flawed , or chipped may break in the oven . food . METAL TWIST TIES : PAPER : Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags . Paper towels , waxed paper , They become hot and could cause a fire . paper napkins , and paper plates with no metallic trim or design . Look for the manufacturer's label for use in the microwave oven . 25
Troubleshooting _ Before Calling for Service Check the following list to be sure a service call is necessary . Reviewing additional information on items to check may prevent an unneeded service call . Problem Possible Causes If nothing on the oven operates â€¢ check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker . â€¢ check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit in house . â€¢ check that controls are set properly . If the oven interior light â€¢ the light bulb is loose or defective . does not work If oven will not cook â€¢ check that control panel was programmed correctly . â€¢ check that door is firmly closed . â€¢ check that Start Pad was touched . â€¢ check that timer wasn't started instead of a cook function . If oven takes longer than â€¢ be sure the Power Level is programmed properly . normal to cook or cooks too rapidly If the time of day clock does â€¢ check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle . not always keep correct time â€¢ be sure the oven is the only appliance on the electrical circuit . If food cooks unevenly â€¢ be sure food is evenly shaped . â€¢ be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking . â€¢ check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent overcooking . If food is undercooked â€¢ check recipe to be sure all directions ( amount , time , and power levels ) were correctly followed . â€¢ be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit . â€¢ be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking . If food is overcooked â€¢ check recipe to be sure all directions ( amount , power level , time , size of dish ) were followed . If arcing ( sparks ) occur â€¢ be sure microwavable dishes were used . â€¢ be sure wire twist ties were not used . â€¢ be sure oven wasn't operated when empty . â€¢ make sure metal rack ( if used ) is properly installed on 4 supports . If the Display shows a time â€¢ check that door is firmly closed . counting down but the oven is â€¢ check that timer was not started instead of a cooking function . not cooking Vent fan starts automatically â€¢ If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven , the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the LOW setting to cool the oven . It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven . 26
Questions and Answers [ ILWARNING I To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death , do not remove outer case at any time , only an authorized servicer should remove outer case . QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Question Answer Can I use a rack in my microwave Only use the rack that is supplied with your microwave oven . oven so that I may reheat or cook Use of any other rack can result in poor cooking performance and / or arcing in two levels at a time ? and may damage your oven . Can 1use either metal or aluminum Usable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding ( use small , flat pieces ) . pans in my microwave oven ? Never allow metal to touch walls or door . Sometimes the door of my This appearance is normal and does not affect the operation of your oven . microwave oven appears wavy . Is this normal ? What are the humming noises This is the sound of the transformer when the magnetron tube cycles on and I hear when my microwave off . oven is operating ? As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to the dish . Why does the dish become hot when I microwave food in it ? Use hot pads to remove food after cooking . Dish may not be microwave safe . What does standing time mean ? Standing time means that food should be taken out of the oven and covered for additional time after cooking . This process allows the cooking to finish , saves energy , and frees the oven for other purposes . Can 1pop popcorn in my Yes . Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacturer's guidelines or microwave oven ? use the preprogrammed Popcorn pad . How do I get the best results ? Do not use regular paper bags . Use the listening test by stopping the oven as soon as the popping slows to a pop every one or two seconds . Do not try to repop unpopped kernels . You can also use special microwave poppers . When using a popper , be sure to follow manufacturer's directions . Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils . Why does steam come out of the Steam is normally produced during cooking . air exhaust vent ? The microwave oven has been designed to vent this steam out the top vent . 27
Warranty f Full Two Year Warranty For two ( 2 ) years from the date of original retail purchase , any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge . Limited Parts Warranty After the second year from the date of original retail purchase through the fifth year , the following parts which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself , with the owner paying all other costs , including labor , when the appliance is located in the United States or Canada : ( 1 ) touch pad and micro - processor , ( 2 ) Magnetron tube . Limited Parts Warranty Outside the United States and Canada For one ( 1 ) year from the date of original retail purchase , any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself , with the owner paying all other costs , including labor , when the appli - ance is located outside the United States or Canada . Canadian Residents This warranty covers only those appliances installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association unless the appliances are brought into Canada due to transfer or residence from the United States to Canada . What is not covered by these If you need service warranties I Call the dealer from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Appliances Sales Company , Maytag Customer â€¢ Replacement of household fuses , resetting of circuit breakers , Assistance at 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 , USA and 1 - 800 - 688 - 2002 or correction to household wiring or plumbing . Canada to locate an authorized servicer . â€¢ Normal product maintenance and cleaning , including light I Be sure to retain proof of purchase to verify warranty status . bulbs . Refer to WARRANTY for further information on owner's re - â€¢ Products with original serial numbers removed , altered , or not sponsibilities for warranty service . readily determined . I If the dealer or service company cannot resolve the problem , â€¢ Products purchased for commercial , industrial , rental , or leased use . write to Maytag Appliances Sales Company , Attn : CAIR < _ Center , P . O . Box 2370 , Cleveland , TN 37320 - 2370 , or call â€¢ Products located outside of the United States or Canada . 1 - 800 - 688 - 9900 USA and 1 - 800 - 688 - 2002 Canada . â€¢ Premium service charges , if the servicer is requested to per - form service in addition to normal service or outside normal U . S . customers using TTY for deaf , hearing impaired or service hours or area . speech impaired , call 1 - 800 - 688 - 2080 . â€¢ Adjustments after the first year . NOTE : When writing or calling about a service problem , please include the following information : â€¢ Repairs resulting from the following : Improper installation , exhaust system , or maintenance . a . Your name , address and telephone number ; - Any modification , alteration , or adjustment not authorized b . Model number and serial number ; by Maytag . c . Name and address of your dealer or servicer ; - Accident , misuse , abuse , fire , flood , or acts of nature . d . A clear description of the problem you are having ; - Connections to improper electrical current , voltage supply , e . Proof of purchase ( sales receipt ) . or gas supply . I User's guides , service manuals and parts information are Use of improper pans , containers , or accessories that available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company , Maytag cause damage to the product . Customer Assistance . â€¢ Travel . IN NO EVENT SHALL MAYTAG BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may have others which vary from state to state . For example , some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so this exclusion may not apply to you . A / 03 / 02 Â° 2002 Maytag Appliance Sales Co . Part No . 8112P196 - 60 Printed in Korea 03 / 02 3828W5A2388