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Microwave Oven

Owner’s Manual

AMC5101AAB/W

AMC5101AAS

AMC5101AAB/W

AMC5101AAS

Part No.: 8112P252-60

Form No.: A/01/04

Code No.: DE68-02903A-01

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Safety

PRECAUTIONS TOAVOID

POSSIBLEEXPOSURE TO

EXCESSIVEMICROWAVE

ENERGY:

(a)Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-dooroperation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.

(b)Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.

(c)Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the

1)Door (bent or dented),

2)Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),

3)Door seals and sealing surfaces.

(d)The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

WARNING

Always observe Safety Precautions when using your oven. Never try to repair the oven on your own – there is dangerous voltage inside. If the oven needs to be repaired, call 1-800-843-0304U. S. A,1-866-587-2002 CANADA for the name of an authorized service center near you.

IMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRUCTIONS

When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:

WARNING

To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, personal injury or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

Read all safety instructions before using the appliance.

Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” on this page.

This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlets. See “IMPORTANT GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 3 of this manual.

Install or place this appliance only in accordance with the installation

instructions provided.

Some items, like whole eggs and food in sealed containers, may explode if heated in this oven.

Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in the manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.

As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.

Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is

not working properly, or if it has been damaged.

This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

Do not cover or block any of the openings on this appliance.

SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS

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Safety

Important Safety Instructions, continued

Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use near water – for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.

Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food particles or spattered oils stuck to the oven walls or floor can cause paint damage and reduce the efficiency of the oven.

Do not immerse cord or plug in water.

Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

When cleaning door and oven surfaces, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.

To reduce the risk of fire in the oven:

a.Do not overcook food. Watch appliance carefully if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are inside.

b.Remove wire twist-tiesfrom plastic cooking bags before placing bags in oven.

c.If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off, disconnect the power cord, or shut off the power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.

d.Do not use the oven compartment for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the oven when not in use.

Do not try to preheat oven or operate while empty.

Do not cook without the glass tray in place on the oven floor. Food will not cook properly without the tray.

Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-neckedbottles. The containers can break.

Dishes and containers can become hot. Handle with care.

Carefully remove container coverings, directing steam away from hands and face.

Remove lids from baby food before heating. After heating baby food, stir well and test temperature by tasting before serving.

A short power-supplycord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used with caution.

Do not operate any other heating or cooking appliance beneath this appliance.

Do not mount unit over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance.

Do not mount over a sink.

• Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance when it is in operation.

If materials inside oven should ignite, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel. If the door is opened, the fire may spread.

Precaution for safe use to avoid possible exposure to excessive micro oven energy :

Do not attempt to pull any part of the door by hand to open the door. Open the door only utilizing the push button located at front-right-bottom side.

IMPORTANTGROUNDING

INSTRUCTIONS

This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electrical current. This appliance is equipped with a cord that includes a grounding wire and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. Plug thethree-prongpower cord into a properly grounded outlet of standard115-120voltage, 60 Hz. Your oven should be the only appliance on this circuit.

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Safety

WARNING

Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or servicer if you do not understand the grounding instructions or if you are not sure if the appliance is properly grounded.

Use of Extension Cords

A short power-supplycord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If a long cord or extension cord is used:

1.The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.

2.The extension cord must be a grounding-type3-wirecord and it must be plugged into a3-slotoutlet.

3.The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally. If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.

WARNING

Do not cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord under any circumstances.

Note

Connect the oven to a 20A circuit.

When connecting the oven to a 15A circuit, make sure that circuit breaker is operable.

Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT

IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN

THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.

To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

1.Do not overheat the liquid.

2.Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.

3.Do not use straight-sidedcontainers with narrow necks.

4.After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.

5.Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.

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Your New Microwave oven

Table of Contents

 

Safety ............................................................................................

2

Your New Microwave oven..........................................................

5

Checking Parts ...........................................................................

5

Setting Up Your Microwave Oven ..............................................

6

Control Panel Buttons AMC5101AAB/W....................................

6

Control Panel Buttons AMC5101AAS ........................................

7

Operation ......................................................................................

8

Turning on the Power and Selecting a Weight ...........................

8

Setting the Clock ........................................................................

8

Using the Pause/Cancel Button .................................................

8

Using the Instant Cook Buttons..................................................

9

Using the One Minute + Button ................................................

10

Using the Handy Helper Button................................................

10

Using the Kids Meals Button ....................................................

11

Using the Snack Bar Button .....................................................

11

Defrosting Automatically...........................................................

12

Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels ...................................

12

One-stageCooking ..................................................................

12

Multi-stageCooking..................................................................

13

Using the More/Less Buttons ...................................................

13

Switching the Beeper On/Off....................................................

13

Using the Kitchen Timer ...........................................................

14

Demonstration Mode................................................................

14

Setting the Child Protection Lock .............................................

14

Reheating Automatically...........................................................

14

Cooking Instructions .................................................................

15

Cooking Utensils ......................................................................

15

Testing Utensils........................................................................

15

Cooking Techniques.................................................................

16

General Tips.............................................................................

16

Cooking Guide..........................................................................

17

Auto Defrosting Guide ..............................................................

19

Recipes ....................................................................................

20

Appendix.....................................................................................

22

Troubleshooting Guide .............................................................

22

Care and Cleaning ...................................................................

22

Specifications ...........................................................................

23

Warranty .....................................................................................

24

Quick Reference........................................................

Back Cover

Checking Parts

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.

Microwave oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass tray

 

 

Roller guide ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration card

Instruction manual

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Your New Microwave oven

Setting Up Your Microwave Oven

1 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:

START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2

Kg

g

Oz. Lbs. QTY.

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.

2 Open the oven door.

3 Wipe the inside of the oven with a damp cloth.

4 Place thepre-assembledring in the indentation in the center of the oven.

5 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.

Control Panel Buttons AMC5101AAB/W

13

1

 

2

 

3

 

12

4

5

6

9

7

8

10

11

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Your New Microwave oven

Control Panel Buttons AMC5101AAS

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1

2

 

3

 

12

4

5

6

9

7

8

10

11

1.

One Minute+

p.10

 

Press once for every minute of cooking at High Power

 

2.

Auto Defrost

p.12

 

Sets weight of food to be defrosted.

 

3.

Instant Cook Buttons

p.9

 

Instant settings to cook popular foods.

 

4.

Number Buttons

 

 

Sets cooking times or amounts and power levels other than high.

5.

More/Less

p.13

 

Increase or decrease cooking time.

 

6.

Power Level

p.12

 

Press this pad to set a power level other than high.

 

7.

Kitchen Timer

p.14

 

Sets kitchen or convenience timer.

 

8.

Clock

p.8

 

Sets current time.

 

9.

Sound Button

p.13

 

Sets sound on or off.

 

10.

Pause/Cancel

p.8

 

Press to pause oven or correct a mistake.

 

11.

Start

 

 

Press to start cooking.

 

12.

Handy Helper, Kids Meals, Snack Bar

p.10

 

Selects type of dish to be reheated.

 

13.

Auto Reheat

p.14

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Operation

Turning on the Power and Selecting a Weight

The first time you plug the power cord into an outlet, or after there has been an interruption in power, the display shows “ ” At this point, you can select the weight system for the display. You can choose between pounds (LBS) or kilograms (KG). To do so,

1 Press0 immediately after plugging in your microwave. The display will show:

If the display does not shows “Kg”, you will need to unplug the microwave and then plug it in again in order to change to the weight selection.

2 Press0 repeatedly to select the weight system you wish to use:

kg g oz Lbs. cup

When you have selected the weight system you want to use, press the PAUSE/CANCEL button to end this procedure.

Setting the Clock

1 Press theClock button. The “ENTER” and “TIME” indicators flash.

STARTENTER COOKTIME TIME2

Kg

g

Oz Lbs. QTY.

2 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 enter, 5,0,0.

START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2

Kg

g

Oz Lbs. QTY.

3 When 5 seconds has elapsed, “ENTER” indicator flashes and “Cloc” will be displayed.

START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2

Kg

g

Oz Lbs. QTY.

4 PressClock again. A colon will blink, 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

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.

To pause the oven during cooking: press Pause/Cancel once. To restart, pressStart.

To stop cooking, erase instructions, and return the oven display to the time of day: press Pause/Cancel twice.

To correct a mistake you have just entered: press Pause/Cancel once, thenre-enterthe instructions.

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Operation

Using the Instant Cook Buttons

1 Press theInstant Cook button corresponding to the food you are cooking (Popcorn, for example). The display shows the first serving size. (“ENTER” and “QTY.” will flash):

START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2

Kg

g

Oz Lbs. QTY.

2 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.

START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2

Kg

g

Oz Lbs. QTY.

When the cooking time is over, the oven will beep. The oven will then beep every minute.

Beverage

½ cup

• Use measuring cup or mug ; do not

 

1 cup

cover.

 

2 cups

• Place the beverage in the oven.

 

 

• After heating, stir well.

 

 

 

Frozen Dinner

8-10oz

• Remove package from outer

 

10-12oz

wrapping and follow package

 

12-18oz

instructions for covering and standing.

 

 

• After cooking, let stand 1-3minutes.

 

 

 

Pizza Reheat

1 Slice

• Put the pizza on a microwave-safe

 

2 Slices

plate with wide end of slice towards

 

3 Slices

the outside edge of the plate.

 

 

• Do not let slices overlap. Do not

 

 

cover.

 

 

• Before serving, let stand 1-2min.

 

 

 

Bacon

2 Slices

• Place 2 paper towels on plate and

 

4 Slices

arrange bacon on towels, do not

 

6 Slices

overlap. Cover with additional paper

 

 

towel. Remove paper towel

 

 

immediately after cooking.

 

 

• Use More or Less button for desired

 

 

crispness.

 

 

 

Instant Cook Chart

Item

Weight

Remarks

 

 

 

Popcorn

Regular

• Use one microwave-onlybag of

 

(3.5 oz),

popcorn. Pop only one bag at a time.

 

Light

• Use caution when removing and

 

Regular

opening hot bag from oven.

 

(3.0-3.5oz)

 

 

 

 

Potato

1 EA, 2 EA

• Prick each potato several times with

 

3 EA, 4 EA

fork.

 

5 EA, 6 EA

• Place on turntable in spoke-like

 

 

fashion.

 

 

• Remove from oven, wrap in foil and

 

 

let stand 3-5min.

 

 

 

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Operation

Using the One Minute + Button

This button offers a convenient way to heat food in one-minuteincrements at the High power level.

1 Press theOne 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.

Using the Handy Helper Button

1. Press theHandy Helper button corresponding to the food you are cooking. The display shows“A-1”.(codeof item) Press theHandy Helper button repeatedly to select the item you want.(Refer to theHandy Helper Chart below)

2.Press the Number button to select the serving size you want. You can press“1” or“2” buttons for selecting serving size.

Only the “1” button(serving) is available for Soften Cream Cheese and Melt Chocolate.(Refer to theHandy Helper Chart below for the serving)

3.Press Start button to begin cooking.

Handy Helper Chart

Item

Code

Weight

Remarks

 

 

 

 

Melt

A-1

1 cup chips

• Place chocolate chips or square in a

Chocolate

 

 

microwave-safedish.

 

 

 

• Stir well at half time when the oven

 

 

 

beeps, and re-startthe oven.

 

 

 

• Unless stirred, the chocolate keeps

 

 

 

its shape even when heating time is

 

 

 

over.

 

 

 

 

Soften

A-2

1 package

• Unwrap cream cheese and place on

Cream

 

(8 oz.)

microwave-safedish.

Cheese

 

 

• Let stand 1-2min.

 

 

 

 

Melt Butter

A-3

1 stick

• Remove wrapping and cut butter in

 

 

(1/4 lb.)

half vertically.

 

 

2 sticks

• Place butter in dish, cover with wax

 

 

(1/2 lb.)

paper.

 

 

 

• Stir well after finishing and let stand

 

 

 

1-2min.

 

 

 

 

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