Amana AMC4080AAB-W-Q, AMC4080AAS User Manual

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Part No. : 8112P250-60

Form No. : A/01/04

Code No. : DE68-02901A

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Safety

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO

 

When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions

 

should be followed, including the following:

EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE

 

WARNING

ENERGY:

 

 

To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, personal

 

(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open

 

injury or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to

 

• Read all safety instructions before using the appliance.

microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper

 

 

• Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE

with the safety interlocks.

 

 

EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” on this page.

(b) Do not place any object between the front face of the oven

 

• This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded

and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate

 

outlets. See “IMPORTANT GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” on page

on sealing surfaces.

 

3 of this manual.

(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly

 

• Install or place this appliance only in accordance with the installation

important that the oven door close properly and that there is

 

instructions provided.

 

no damage to the

 

• Some items, like whole eggs and food in sealed containers, may

1) Door (bent or dented),

 

explode if heated in this oven.

 

2) Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),

 

• Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in the

 

manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance.

3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.

 

 

This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It

(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone

 

 

is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.

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 1-800-843-0304 U. S. A, 1-866-587-

 

 

2002 CANADA for the name of an authorized service

 

 

center near you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety

Important Safety Instructions, continued

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.

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-ties from 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-necked bottles. 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 reheating. After heating baby food, stir well and test temperature by tasting before serving.

A short power-supply cord 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.

IMPORTANT GROUNDING

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 the three-prong power cord into a properly grounded outlet of standard 115-120 voltage, 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-supply cord 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-type 3-wire cord and it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet.

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.

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-sided containers 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 AMC4080AAB/W/Q ................................

6

Control Panel Buttons AMC4080AAS ........................................

7

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

8

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

8

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

8

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

8

Instant Cook Chart .....................................................................

9

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

9

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

9

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

10

One-stage Cooking ..................................................................

10

Multi-stage Cooking..................................................................

10

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

11

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

11

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

11

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

12

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

12

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

13

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

15

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

16

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

18

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

18

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

18

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

19

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

20

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.

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Your New Microwave oven

Control Panel Buttons AMC4080AAS

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2

3

4

6

5

 

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1.

One Minute+

p.9

 

Press once for every minute of cooking at High power.

 

2.

Instant Cook Buttons

p.8

 

Instant settings to cook popular foods.

 

3.

Number buttons

 

 

Sets cooking times.

 

4.

Power Level

p.10

 

Sets power to level other than high.

 

5.

Auto Defrost

p.9

 

Sets weight of the food to be defrosted.

 

6.

Clock

p.8

 

Sets current time.

 

7.

Pause/Cancel

p.8

 

Press to pause oven or correct a mistake.

 

8.

Start

 

 

Press to start cooking.

 

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