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Microwave Oven

Owner’s Manual

AMC5143AAB/W/Q

AMC5143AAS

AMC5143BCB/W/Q

AMC5143BCS

AMC5143AAB/W/Q

AMC5143BCB/W/Q

AMC5143AAS

AMC5143BCS

Part No. : W10177950

Safety

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 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 1-800-843-0304 U. S. A, 1-800-807-6777

CANADA for the name of an authorized service center near you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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 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 4 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.

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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-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. If the door is opened, the fire may spread.

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

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.

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.(AMC5143AAB/W/Q, AMC5143BCB/W/Q)

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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Safety

IMPORTANT GROUNDING

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 110120 voltage, 60 Hz. Your oven should be the only appliance on this circuit.

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 countertop 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.

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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 ........................................................................

6~7

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

8

Turning on the Power and Selecting a Display Language .....................

8

Using the My Choice feature..................................................................

8

Selecting the Display Weight..................................................................

9

Setting the Clock 12HR/24HR................................................................

9

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

9

Setting the Daylight Saving Time adjustment.......................................

10

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

10

Using the Help Button ..........................................................................

10

Using the Sensor Cook Buttons ...........................................................

10

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

11

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

11

Sensor Reheat .....................................................................................

12

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

12

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

13

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

13

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

14

Setting the Word Prompting Speed......................................................

15

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

15

Adjusting the Volume ...........................................................................

16

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

16

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

16

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

17

Setting the Remind End Signal ............................................................

17

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

18

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

18

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

18

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

19

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

19

Auto Sensor Cook ................................................................................

20

Utensils & Cover For Sensor Cooking..................................................

20

Important ..............................................................................................

20

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

21

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

23

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

24

Sensor Cooking Guide .........................................................................

26

Sensor Reheat Guide...........................................................................

27

Sensor Recipes....................................................................................

27

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

30

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

30

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

30

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

31

AMANA® MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY ................................

32

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

33

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

roller guide ring

glass tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

instruction manual

registration card

Built-In Kit

AMC5143 can be used with optional trim kits for built-in installation.

Do not install above any wall ovens or heat sources.

Customer trim kits are available in White, Bisque, Black or Stainless Steel (UXA 0024AXW, Q, B, S).

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Your New Microwave oven

Setting Up Your Microwave Oven

Control Panel Buttons

 

AMC5143AAB/W/Q, AMC5143BCB/W/Q

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 after four seconds:

Make sure there is adequate ventilation for your oven by leaving at least four inches of space behind, above, and to the sides of the oven.

2 Open the oven door.

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

4 Place the pre-assembled ring 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.

2

1

3

 

4

5

6

7

8

12

14

9

10

13

 

 

11

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Your New Microwave oven

Control Panel Buttons

AMC5143AAS, AMC5143BCS

2

1

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

 

7

8

11

9

12

10

13

 

14

1.

One Minute +

p.11

 

Press once for every minute of cooking at High power.

 

2.

Sensor Reheat

p.12

3.

Auto Defrost

p.12

 

Sets weight of food to be defrosted.

 

4.

Sensor Cook Buttons

p.10

 

Sensor settings to cook popular foods.

 

5.

Handy Helper, Kids Meals, Snack Bar

p.13

 

Selects type of dish to be reheated.

 

6.

More/Less

p.15

 

Increase or decrease cooking time.

 

7.

Number Buttons

 

 

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

8.

Power Level

p.14

 

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

 

9.

Help

p.10

 

Press to see help information about the feature you are using.

10.

Pause/Cancel

p.10

 

Press to pause oven or correct a mistake.

 

11.

Kitchen Timer

p.16

 

Sets kitchen or convenience timer.

 

12.

My Choice

p.8

 

Press to set non-cooking feature.

 

13.

Start

 

 

Press to start cooking.

 

14.

Clock

p.9

 

Sets current time

 

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Operation

Turning on the Power and Selecting a Display Language

The first time you plug the power cord into an outlet, or after there has been an interruption in power, the display shows after four seconds “ENJOY YOUR COOKING -- -- -- PRESS MY CHOICE FOR PERSONAL OPTIONS”

1 Press My Choice immediately after plugging in your microwave. The display will show “PRESS 1-9 TO SELECT VARIOUS OPTIONS”.

2 Press the “1” button. The display will show:

3 Press My Choice The display will show:

4 Press My Choice repeatedly to select the language you wish to use:

ENGLISH

FRENCH

SPANISH

If you continue to press My Choice, the settings will cycle in the order shown here:

5 Press the “Start” button.

Using the My Choice feature

Your new microwave oven can be customized to suit your personal tastes. Simply press My Choice to set these options. For your convenience, all the options are summarized in the following table:

My Choice

Description

Operation

options

 

 

 

 

 

Display Weight

Weight options are

Press My Choice, 2 and select by

 

pounds or kilo-

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

grams.

To set, press Start.

 

 

 

Adjusting the

Volume options

Press My Choice, 3 and select by

Volume

include Off, Low,

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

Medium, High and

To set, press Start.

 

Melody 1~5.

 

 

 

 

Remind End

The Remind End

Press My Choice, 4 and select by

Signal

Signal can be

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

turned On and Off.

To set, press Start.

 

 

 

Child Protec-

This feature pre-

Press My Choice, 5 and select by

tion Lock

vents use by unsu-

pressing My Choice. To set,

 

pervised children.

press Start.

 

 

 

Clock

The clock can dis-

Press My Choice, 6 and select by

12HR/24HR

play either 12HR

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

or 24HR time

To set, press Start.

 

modes.

 

 

 

 

Word Prompt-

There are five

Press My Choice, 7 and select by

ing Speed

speeds, from Level

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

1(slowest) to Level

To set, press Start.

 

5 (fastest). Default

 

 

is Level 3.

 

 

 

 

Daylight Sav-

The time can be

Press My Choice, 8 and select by

ings Time

advanced one hour

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

Adjustment

for DST without

To set, press Start.

 

resetting the Clock.

 

 

 

 

Demonstration

The Demo Mode

Press My Choice, 9 and select by

Mode

can be turned On

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

and Off.

To set, press Start.

 

 

 

If there is a power interruption, you will need to reset these options.

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Operation

Selecting the Display Weight

You can choose between pounds(LBS) and kilograms(KG).

1 Press My Choice button and then press the 2 button. The display shows ‘LBS OR KG”.

2 Press the My Choice button repeatedly to select the weight measurements you wish to use.

3 Press the Start button.

Setting the Clock 12HR/24HR

The time can be displayed in either 24-hour or 12-hour format.

1 Press the My Choice button and then 6.

The display shows “CLOCK 12HR/24HR OPTION”.

2 Press the My Choice button repeatedly to select either 12HR or 24HR.

3 Press the Start button.

Setting the Clock

1 Press the Clock button. The display will show:

2 Use the number buttons to enter the current time.

You must press at least three numbers to set the clock. For example, if the current time is 5:00, enter 5,0,0.

3 Press Clock again. A colon will appear, indicating that the time is set.

If there is a power interruption, you will need to reset the clock.

You can check the current time while cooking is in progress by pressing the Clock button.

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Operation

Setting the Daylight Saving Time adjustment

1 Press the My Choice button and then 8.

The Display shows “DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ON/OFF”.

2 Press the My Choice button to select ON. Press again to select OFF.

3 Press the Start button. Time of day will advance one hour. If OFF is selected, time will go back one hour.

If the clock is set for standard time, this function allows convenient time changes without needing to reset the clock. Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April, and reverts to Standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.

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, press Start.

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

To clear instructions you have just entered: press Pause/Cancel once, then re-enter the instructions.

To cancel a timer setting: press Pause/Cancel once.

Using the Help Button

Your microwave offers helpful instructions for many procedures.

1 When you need feature information and helpful hints, press the Help button and then press the button that you want to get information on. Help information is available in 3 languages (English, French and Spanish).

Using the Sensor Cook Buttons

By actually sensing the steam that escapes as food heats, this feature automatically adjusts the oven’s heating time for various types and amounts of precooked food. All food should be precooked and at refrigerator temperature.

1 Press the Sensor Cook button corresponding to the food you are cooking (Popcorn, for example). The display shows “POPCORN” and your microwave oven will begin cooking automatically.

MICRO

When cooking popcorn, wait at least five minutes between each bag to avoid overheating the glass tray. If you want to adjust the cooking time, you can use the More/Less buttons. See page 15 for more information. If you want to check the current time while cooking is in progress, press the Clock button.

• See page 26 for the Sensor Cooking Guide

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Operation

Using the One Minute + Button

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

1 Press the One Minute+ button once for each minute you wish to cook the food. For example, press it twice for two minutes.

The time will display, and the oven starts automatically.

Add minutes to a program in progress by pressing the One Minute+ button for each minute you want to add.

Using the Snack Bar Button

1.Press the Snack Bar button corresponding to the food you are cooking. The display shows “Nachos”.

Press the Snack Bar button repeatedly to select the item you want. (Refer to the Snack Bar Chart below)

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

Only the “1” button (serving) is available for Nachos. (Refer to the Snack Bar Chart below for the serving)

3.Press the Start button to begin cooking.

Snack Bar Chart

Item

Weight

 

Remarks

 

 

 

 

Nachos

1 serving

Place tortilla chips on plate without

 

 

 

overlapping.

 

 

Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

 

 

Contents :

 

 

 

- 2 cups tortilla chips

 

 

 

- 1/3 cup grated cheese

 

 

 

 

Chicken Wings

5-6 oz

Use pre-cooked, refrigerated chicken

 

7-8 oz

 

wings.

 

 

Place chicken wings around plate in

 

 

 

spoke fashion and cover with wax paper.

 

 

 

 

Potato Skins

1cooked

Cut cooked potato into 4 even wedges.

 

potato

 

Scoop or cut out potato flesh, leaving

 

2 cooked

 

about 1/4" of skin.

 

potatoes

Place skins in spoke fashion around

 

 

 

plate.

 

 

Sprinkle with bacon, onions and cheese.

 

 

 

Do not cover.

 

 

 

 

Cheese Sticks

5-6 pcs

Place cheese sticks on plate in spoke

 

7-10 pcs

 

fashion.

 

 

Do not cover.

 

 

 

 

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Operation

Sensor Reheat

Heating leftovers and precooked foods is easy with your new microwave. By actually sensing the steam that escapes as food heats, this feature automatically adjusts the oven’s heating time for various types and amounts of precooked food. All food should be precooked and at refrigerator temperature. To use sensor reheating:

1 Press Sensor Reheat. The display will show “REHEAT” and the oven will start automatically.

MICRO

If you want to adjust the heating time, use the More/Less buttons. See page 15 for the More/Less buttons. If you want to check the current time while reheating, press the Clock button.

• See page 27 for the Sensor Reheat Guide

Defrosting Automatically

To thaw frozen food, set the weight of the food and the microwave automatically sets the defrosting time, power level and standing time.

1 Press the Auto Defrost button. The display shows “0.5 LB”(0.2Kg if you have set your oven for metric measure).

2 To set the weight of your food, press the Auto Defrost button repeatedly. This increases the weight by 0.5 lb increments, up to 6.0 lbs. You can also use the number buttons to enter the weight of the food directly. The oven calculates the defrosting time and starts automatically. Twice during defrosting, the oven will beep and the display will read “TURN THE FOOD OVER”.

MICRO

3 Press the Pause/Cancel button, open the oven door, and turn the food over.

4 Press the Start button to resume defrosting.

• See page 22 for the Auto Defrosting Guide

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Operation

Using the Handy Helper Button

1.Press the Handy Helper button corresponding to the food you are cooking. The display shows “Melt Chocolate”.

Press the Handy Helper button repeatedly to select the item you want.(Refer to the Handy Helper Chart below)

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

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

3.Press the Start button to begin cooking.

Handy Helper Chart

Item

Weight

Remarks

 

 

 

Melt

2 squares

• Place chocolate chips or square in a

Chocolate

or 1 cup

microwave-safe dish.

 

chips

• Stir well at half time when the oven

 

 

beeps, and re-start the oven.

 

 

 

Soften Cream

1

• Unwrap cream cheese and place on

Cheese

package

microwave-safe dish.

 

(8 oz.)

• Let stand 1-2 min.

 

 

 

Melt Butter

1 stick

• Remove wrapping and cut butter in half

 

(1/4 lb.)

vertically.

 

2 sticks

• Place butter in dish, cover with wax

 

(1/2 lb.)

paper.

 

 

• Stir well after finishing and let stand 1-2

 

 

min.

 

 

 

Note:

Melt chocolate - Unless stirred at half time, the Chocolate keeps its shape even when heating time is over.

Using the Kids Meals Button

1.Press the Kids Meals button corresponding to the food you are cooking. The display shows “Chicken Nuggets”.

Press the Kids Meals button repeatedly to select the item you want.(Refer to the Kids Meals Chart below)

2.Press the Number button to select the serving size you want.

You can Press the “1” or “2” button to select the serving size.(Refer to the Kids Meals Chart below for the serving.)

3. Press the Start button to begin cooking.

Kids Meals Chart

Item

Weight

Remarks

 

 

 

Chicken

4-5 oz

• Put a paper towel on top of plate and

Nuggets

6-7 oz

arrange nuggets in spoke fashion on paper

 

 

towel.

 

 

• Do not cover. Let stand 1 min.

 

 

 

Hot Dogs

2 EA

• Prick hot dogs, place on plate. When the

 

4 EA

oven beeps, add buns and re-start the oven.

 

 

 

French Fries

4-5 oz

• Place 2 paper towels on plate and arrange

 

6-7 oz

french fries on towels, do not overlap.

 

 

• Blot with additional paper towel after

 

 

removal from oven.

 

 

 

Frozen

1 EA

• Place frozen sandwich in susceptor "sleeve"

Sandwich

2 EA

(which is in package) and put on plate.

 

 

 

Note:

Hot Dogs - For the best texture of buns should be added to hot dogs when the oven beeps.

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Operation

Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels

Your microwave allows you to set up to three different stages of cooking, each with its own time length and power level. The power level lets you control the heating intensity from Warm (1) to High (0).

One-stage Cooking

For simple one-stage cooking, you only need to set a cooking time. The power level is automatically set at High. If you want the power set at any other level, you must set it using the Power Level button.

1 Use the number buttons to set a cooking time. You can set a time from one second to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. To set a time over one minute, enter the seconds too.

For example, to set 20 minutes, enter 2, 0, 0, 0 .

2 If you want to set the power level to something other than High, press the Power Level button, then use the number buttons to enter a power level.

Power Levels:

1

= Warm

6

= Simmer

2

= Low

7

= Medium High

3

= Defrost

8

= Reheat

4

= Medium Low

9

= Sauté

5

= Medium

0

= High

The display shows “PRESS START OR ENTER NEXT STAGE COOKING TIME”.

3 Press the Start button to begin cooking. If you want to change the power level, press Pause/Cancel before you press Start, and reenter all of the instructions.

Some recipes require different stages of cooking at different temperatures. You can set multiple stages of cooking with your microwave.

Multi-stage Cooking

1 Follow steps 1 and 2 in the “One-Stage Cooking” section on the previous page. The display shows “PRESS START OR ENTER NEXT STAGE COOKING TIME”.

When entering more than one cooking stage, the Power Level button must be pressed before the second cooking stage can be entered.

To set the power level at High for a stage of cooking, press the Power Level button twice.

2 Use the Number buttons to set a second cooking time.

3 Press the Power Level button, then use the number buttons to set the power level of the second stage of cooking.

The display shows the power level you have set and then “PRESS START OR ENTER NEXT STAGE COOKING TIME.”.

4 Press Start to begin cooking, or repeat steps 2 and 3 to set a cooking time and power level for a third stage of cooking. When finished, press Start.

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Operation

Setting the Word Prompting Speed

1 Press the My Choice button and then press 7. The display shows”WORD PROMPTING SPEED”.

2 Press the My Choice button to select the appropriate scroll speed.

3 Press the Start button.

The display returns to the time of day.

Using the More/Less Buttons

The More/Less buttons allow you to adjust pre-set cooking times.

They only work in the Sensor Reheat, Sensor Cooking, Instant Cook,

Handy Helper, Kids Meals, Snack Bar, One Minute+ and Time Cook modes. Use the More/Less button only after you have already begun cooking with one of these procedures.

1 To ADD more time to an automatic cooking procedure: Press the More(9) button.

2 To REDUCE the time of an automatic cooking procedure: Press the Less(1) button.

If you wish to increase/decrease in Time Cook mode by 10 seconds, press the More(9) or Less(1) button.

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Operation

Adjusting the Volume

The Sound function on the microwave allows you to adjust the volume of the microwave’s chime sound. The sound is initially set to its high setting. To change the volume,

1 Press the My Choice button and then press 3.

The display shows “SOUND VOLUME CONTROLS” .

Setting the Child Protection Lock

You can lock your microwave oven so it can’t be used by unsupervised children.

1 Press the My Choice Button and then press the 5 button. The display shows “CHILD LOCK ON/OFF”.

2 Press the My Choice button repeatedly to select volume.

3 Press Start: The display returns to the time of day.

Using the Kitchen Timer

1 Use the Number buttons to set the length of time you want the timer to run.

2 Press the Kitchen Timer button.

3 The display counts down and beeps when the time has elapsed.

2 Press the My Choice button once to select the ON. Press again to select OFF.

3 Press the Start button. The display returns to the time of day.

At this point, the microwave oven cannot be used until it is unlocked. To unlock it, repeat steps 1-3 above.

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Operation

Demonstration Mode

You can use the Demonstration Mode to see how your microwave oven operates without the oven heating.

1 Press the My Choice button and then Press 9. The display shows “ DEMO MODE ON/OFF”

Setting the Remind End Signal

The Remind End Signal can be set On or Off.

1 Press the My Choice button and then press 4.

The display shows “REMIND END SIGNAL ON/OFF”.

2 Press the My Choice button to select ON.

2 Press the My Choice button once to select ON. Press again to select OFF.

3 Press the Start button. The display returns to the time of day. To turn Remind End Signal off, repeat steps 1-3 above.

3 Press the Start button. The display shows “DEMO”.

To turn demo mode off, repeat steps 1-3 above.

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Cooking Instructions

Cooking Utensils

Recommended Use

Glass and glass-ceramic bowls and dishes — Use for heating or cooking.

Microwavable browning dish — Use to brown the exterior of small items such as steaks, chops, or pancakes. Follow the directions provided with your browning dish.

Microwavable plastic wrap — Use to retain steam. Leave a small opening for some steam to escape and avoid placing it directly on the food.

Wax paper — Use as a cover to prevent spattering.

Paper towels and napkins — Use for short-term heating and covering; they absorb excess moisture and prevent spattering. Do not use recycled paper towels, which may contain metal and can catch fire.

Paper plates and cups — Use for short-term heating at low temperatures. Do not use recycled paper, which may contain metal and can catch fire.

Thermometers — Use only those labeled “Microwave Safe” and follow all directions. Check the food in several places. Conventional thermometers may be used once the food has been removed from the oven.

Limited Use

Aluminum foil — Use narrow strips of foil to prevent overcooking of exposed areas. Using too much foil can damage your oven, so be careful.

Ceramic, porcelain, and stoneware — Use these if they are labeled “Microwave Safe”. If they are not labeled, test them to make sure they can be used safely. Never use dishes with metallic trim.

Plastic — Use only if labeled “Microwave Safe”. Other plastics can melt.

Straw, wicker, and wood — Use only for short-term heating, as they can be flammable.

Not Recommended

Glass jars and bottles — Regular glass is too thin to be used in a microwave, and can shatter.

Paper bags — These are a fire hazard, except for popcorn bags that are designed for microwave use.

Styrofoam plates and cups — These can melt and leave an unhealthy residue on food.

Plastic storage and food containers — Containers such as

margarine tubs can melt in the microwave.

Metal utensils — These can damage your oven. Remove all metal before cooking.

Testing Utensils

If you are not sure whether a dish is microwave-safe or not, you can perform this test:

1 Fill a glass measuring cup with water and put it inside your oven, next to the dish you want to test.

2 Press the One Minute + button once to heat them for one minute at High power.

The water should be warm and the dish you are testing should be cool. If the dish is warm, then it is absorbing microwave energy and is not acceptable for use in the microwave.

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Cooking Instructions

Auto Sensor Cook

The Auto Sensor allows you to cook your food automatically by detecting the amount of moisture generated from the food while cooking.

When cooking food, many kinds of moisture are generated. The Auto Sensor determines the proper time and power level by detecting the moisture from the food, eliminating the need to set the cooking time and power level.

When you cover a container with its lid or plastic wrap during Sensor Cooking, the Auto Sensor will detect the moisture generated after the container has been saturated with steam.

Shortly before cooking ends, the remaining cooking time will begin its count down. This will be a good time for you to rotate or stir the food for even cooking if it is necessary.

Before auto sensor cooking food may be seasoned with herbs, spices or browning sauces. A word of caution though, salt or sugar may cause burn spots on food so these ingredients should be added after cooking.

The More/Less function pad is used to increase or decrease cooking time. You should use this function to adjust the degree of cooking to suit your personal taste.

Utensils & Cover For Sensor Cooking

To obtain good cooking results with this function, follow the directions for selecting appropriate containers and covers in the charts in this book.

Always use microwave-safe containers and cover them with their lids or with plastic wrap. When using plastic wrap, turn back one corner to allow steam to escape at the proper rate.

Always cover with the lid intended for the utensil being used. If the utensil does not have its own lid, use plastic wrap.

Fill containers at least half full.

Foods that require stirring or rotating should be stirred or turned toward the end of the Sensor Cook cycle, after the time has started to count down on the display.

Important

After installing the oven and plugging into an electrical outlet, do not unplug the power cord. The moisture sensor needs time to stabilize in order to cook satisfactorily.

It is not advisable to use the auto sensor cooking feature on a continuous cooking operation, i.e. one cooking operation immediately after another.

Install the oven in a well ventilated location for proper cooling and

airflow and to ensure the sensor will operate accurately.

To avoid poor results, do not use the Auto sensor when the room ambient temperature is too high or too low.

Do not use volatile detergent to clean your oven. Gas resulting from this detergent may affect the sensor.

Avoid placing the oven near high moisture or gas emitting appliances, since this will interfere with the proper performance of the Auto Sensor.

Always keep the inside of the oven clean. Wipe all spills with a damp cloth.

This oven is designed for household use only.

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Cooking Instructions

Cooking Techniques

Stirring

Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables while cooking to distribute heat evenly. Food at the outside of the dish absorbs more energy and heats more quickly, so stir from the outside to the center. The oven will turn off when you open the door to stir your food.

Arrangement

Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken pieces or chops, with the thicker, meatier parts toward the outside of the turntable where they receive more microwave energy. To prevent overcooking, place thin or delicate parts toward the center of the turntable.

Shielding

Shield food with narrow strips of aluminum foil to prevent overcooking. Areas that need shielding include poultry wing-tips, the ends of poultry legs, and corners of square baking dishes. Use only small amounts of aluminum foil. Larger amounts can damage your oven.

Turning

Turn foods over midway through cooking to expose all parts to microwave energy. This is especially important with large items such as roasts.

Standing

Foods cooked in the microwave build up internal heat and continue to cook for a few minutes after the oven stops. Let foods stand to complete cooking, especially foods such as roasts and whole vegetables. Roasts need this time to complete cooking in the center without overcooking the outer areas. All liquids, such as soup or hot chocolate, should be shaken or stirred when cooking is complete. Let liquids stand a moment before serving. When heating baby food, stir well and test the temperature before serving.

Adding Moisture

Microwave energy is attracted to water molecules. Food that is uneven in moisture content should be covered or allowed to stand so that the heat disperses evenly. Add a small amount of water to dry food to help it cook.

General Tips

Dense foods, such as potatoes, take longer to heat than lighter foods. Foods with a delicate texture should be heated at a low power level to avoid becoming tough.

Altitude and the type of cookware you are using can affect cooking time. When using a new recipe, use the minimum cooking time and check the food occasionally to prevent overcooking.

Foods with a non-porous skin such as potatoes or hot dogs, should

be pierced to prevent bursting.

Frying with heating oil or fat is not recommended. Fat and oil can suddenly boil over and cause severe burns.

Some ingredients heat faster than others. For example, the jelly inside a jelly doughnut will be hotter than the dough. Keep this in mind to avoid burns.

Home canning in the microwave oven is not recommended because all harmful bacteria may not be destroyed by the microwave heating process.

Although microwaves do not heat the cookware, the heat is often transferred to the cookware. Always use pot holders when removing food from the microwave and instruct children to do the same.

Making candy in the microwave is not recommended as candy can heat to very high temperatures. Keep this in mind to avoid injury.

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Cooking Instructions

Cooking Guide

Guide for Cooking Meat in Your Microwave

Place meat on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.

Start meat fat-side down. Use narrow strips of aluminum foil to shield any bone tips or thin meat areas.

Check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time.

The following temperatures are removal temperatures. The temperature of the food will rise during the standing time.

Food

Cook Time/Power Level

Directions

 

 

 

Roast

Cooking Time:

Place roast fat-side down on

Beef

7-11 min. / lb. for 115° F -

roasting rack. Cover with wax

Boneless

Rare

paper. Turn over when

 

8-12 min. / lb. for 120° F -

cooking time is half up. Let

Up to 4 lbs.

Medium

stand 10 min.

 

9-14 min. / lb. for 145° F -

 

 

Well Done

 

 

Power Level: High(0) for

 

 

first 5 min., then

 

 

Medium(5).

 

Pork

Cooking Time:

Place roast fat-side down on

Boneless

11-15 min. / lb. for 160° F

roasting rack. Cover with

or bone-in

Well Done

vented plastic wrap. Turn

 

Power Level: High(0) for

over when cooking time is

Up to 4 lbs.

first 5 min., then

half up. Let stand 10 min.

 

Medium(5).

 

 

 

 

Guide for Cooking Poultry in Your Microwave

Place poultry on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.

Cover poultry with wax paper to prevent spattering.

Use aluminum foil to shield bone tips, thin meat areas, or areas that start to overcook.

Check the temperature in several places before letting the poultry stand the recommended time.

Food

Cook Time/Power Level

Directions

 

 

 

Whole

Cooking Time:

Place chicken breast-side

Chicken

6-9 min. / lb. 180°F

down on roasting rack. Cover

 

 

with wax paper. Turn over

Up to 4 lbs.

Power Level: Medium

when the cooking time is half

 

High(7).

up. Cook until juices run clear

 

 

and meat near the bone is no

 

 

longer pink. Let stand 5-10

 

 

min.

Chicken

Cooking Time:

Place chicken bone-side

Pieces

6-9 min. / lb.

down on dish, with the

 

180°F dark meat

thickest portions towards the

Up to 2 lbs.

170°F light meat

outside of the dish. Cover

 

Power Level: Medium

with wax paper. Turn over

 

High(7).

when the cooking time is half

 

 

up. Cook until juices run clear

 

 

and meat near the bone is no

 

 

longer pink. Let stand 5-10

 

 

min.

 

 

 

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Cooking Instructions

Auto Defrosting Guide

Follow the instructions below when defrosting different types of food.

Food

Standard

Procedure

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

Roast

2.5-6.0 lbs.

Start with the food placed fat side down.

Beef, Pork

 

After each stage, turn the food over and

 

 

shield any warm portions with narrow

 

 

strips of aluminum foil.

Steaks,

0.5-3.0 lbs.

After each stage, rearrange the food. If

Chops,

 

there are any warm or thawed portions of

Fish

 

food, shield them with narrow flat pieces

 

 

of aluminum foil. Remove any pieces of

 

 

food that are nearly defrosted. Let stand,

 

 

covered, for 5-10 minutes.

Ground

0.5-3.0 lbs.

After each stage, remove any pieces of

Meat

 

food that are nearly defrosted. Let stand,

 

 

covered with foil, for 5-10 minutes.

Whole

2.5-6.0 lbs.

Remove giblets before freezing poultry.

Chicken

 

Start defrosting with the breast side

 

 

down. After the first stage, turn the

 

 

chicken over and shield any warm

 

 

portions with narrow strips of aluminum

 

 

foil. After the second stage, again shield

 

 

any warm portions with narrow strips of

 

 

aluminum foil. Let stand, covered, for 30-

 

 

60 minutes in the refrigerator.

Chicken

0.5-3.0 lbs.

After each stage, rearrange or remove

Pieces

 

any pieces of food that are nearly

 

 

defrosted. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.

 

 

 

Notes:

Check foods when the oven signals. After the final stage, small sections may still be icy; let them stand to continue thawing. Do not defrost until all ice crystals have thawed. Shielding roasts and steaks with small pieces of foil prevents the edges from cooking before the center of the food has defrosted. Use narrow, flat, smooth strips of aluminum foil to cover the edges and thinner sections of the food.

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Cooking Instructions

Guide for Cooking Seafood in Your Microwave

Cook fish until it flakes easily with a fork.

Place fish on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.

Use a tight cover to steam fish. A lighter cover of wax paper or paper towel provides less steaming.

Do not overcook fish; check it at minimum cooking time.

Food

Cook Time/Power

Directions

Level

 

 

 

 

 

Steaks

Cooking Time:

Arrange steaks on roasting

 

6-10 min. / lb.

rack with meaty portions

Up to 1.5 lbs.

 

towards the outside of rack.

 

Power Level: Medium-

Cover with wax paper. Turn

 

High(7).

over and rearrange when

 

 

cooking time is half up. Cook

 

 

until fish flakes easily with a

 

 

fork. Let stand 3-5 min.

Fillets

Cooking Time:

Arrange fillets in a baking

 

3-7 min. / lb

dish, turning any thin pieces

Up to 1.5 lbs.

 

under Cover with wax paper.

 

Power Level: Medium-

If over ½ inch thick, turn over

 

High(7).

and rearrange when cooking

 

 

time is half up. Cook until

 

 

fish flakes easily with a fork.

 

 

Let stand 2-3 min.

Shrimp

Cooking Time:

Arrange shrimp in a baking

 

3-5 ½ min. / lb.

dish without overlapping or

Up to 1.5 lbs.

 

layering. Cover with wax

 

Power Level: Medium-

paper. Cook until firm and

 

High(7).

opaque, stirring 2 or 3 times.

 

 

Let stand 5 min.

 

 

 

Guide for Cooking Eggs in Your Microwave

Never cook eggs in the shell, and never warm hard-cooked eggs in the shell; they can explode.

Always pierce whole eggs to keep them from bursting.

Cook eggs just until set; they become tough if overcooked.

Guide for Cooking Vegetables in Your Microwave

Vegetables should be washed just before cooking. Often, no extra water is needed. If dense vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and green beans are being cooked, add about ¼ cup water.

Small vegetables (sliced carrots, peas, lima beans, etc.) will cook faster than larger ones.

Whole vegetables, such as potatoes, acorn squash or corn on the cob, should be arranged in a circle on the turntable before cooking. They will cook more evenly if turned over after half the cooking time.

Always place vegetables like asparagus and broccoli with the stem ends pointing towards the edge of the dish and the tips toward the center.

• When cooking cut vegetables, always cover the dish with a lid or vented microwavable plastic wrap.

Whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes, squash, eggplant, etc., should have their skin pricked in several spots before cooking to prevent them from bursting.

For more even cooking, stir or rearrange whole vegetables halfway through the cooking time.

Generally, the denser the food, the longer the standing time. (Standing time refers to the time necessary for dense, large foods and vegetables to finish cooking after they come out of the oven.) A baked potato can stand on the counter for five minutes before cooking is completed, while a dish of peas can be served immediately.

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Cooking Instructions

Recipes

Beef and Barley Stew

1½ lbs. beef stew cubes, cut into ½-inch pieces

½ cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 can (13.75-14.5 oz.) beef broth

2 medium carrots, cut into ½-inch slices (about 1 cup)

½ cup barley

1 bay leaf

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 pkg. (9-10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed

1.In a 2-quart casserole, combine beef, onion, flour, and Worcestershire; mix well. Cover with lid. Cook at High for 6 to 8 minutes until beef is no longer pink, stirring once.

2.Stir in beef broth, carrots, barley, bay leaf, and pepper. Cover with lid. Cook at Medium for 1 to 1½ hours until carrots and beef are tender, stirring 2 to 3 times.

3.Stir in peas. Cover with lid. Cook at Medium for 10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

¼cup butter or margarine

¼cup chopped onion 1½ tablespoon flour ½ teaspoon salt

¼teaspoon dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1½ cups milk

¼ cup chopped red pepper

8 oz. (2 cups) cheddar cheese, shredded

1 pkg. (9-10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

4 cups cooked spiral shaped pasta (8 oz. dry)

1.In a 2-quart casserole, cook butter and onion at High for 1 to 2 minutes until onion is soft, stirring once.

2.Add flour, salt, mustard, and pepper; mix well. Cook at High for 30 to 60 seconds until mixture boils. Stir in milk until smooth.

3.Stir in red pepper. Cook at High for 2 to 3 minutes until mixture boils and thickens slightly, stirring twice. Stir in cheese until melted.

4.Add broccoli and pasta, mix well. Cover with lid. Cook at High for 4 to 6 minutes until heated through, stirring once. Stir before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

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Cooking Instructions

Warm Potato Salad

2 lbs. small red potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces

4 slices bacon (uncooked), cut into ½-inch pieces

¼ cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon flour

½ teaspoon celery seed

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1.In a 2-quart casserole, combine potatoes and ¼ cup water. Cover with lid. Cook at High until potatoes are tender (7-10 min.); stir twice. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.

2.In a medium bowl, cook bacon at High until crisp (2½-3½ min.); stir once. Place bacon on a paper towel. Reserve 1 Tbs. drippings.

3.Combine drippings and onion. Cover with plastic wrap; turn back a corner to vent steam. Cook at High until tender (1½-2½ min.); stir once.

4.Stir in sugar, salt, flour, celery seed, and pepper. Cook at High until mixture boils (30-40 sec.). Stir in vinegar and ½ cup water. Cook at High until liquid boils and thickens slightly (1-2 min.); stir once. Add bacon to dressing. Pour dressing over potatoes. Stir well.

Makes 6 servings.

Black Bean Soup

1 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, drained

1 can (14-16 oz.) stewed tomatoes, chopped

1 can (13.75-14.5 oz.) chicken broth

1 can (7-8.5 oz.) corn

1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies

1-2 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste

1.Place onion and garlic in a 3-quart casserole. Cover with lid. Cook at High for 2 to 4 minutes until tender.

2.Add one can of beans, mash beans with a fork. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.

3.Cook uncovered, at High for 10 minutes; stir. Reduce power to Medium and cook for 5 minutes. Stir before serving.

Makes about 2 quarts.

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Sensor Cooking Guide

Follow the instructions below when sensor cooking different types of food.

Food

Amount

Procedure

 

 

 

Potatoes

1 to 6 EA.

Prick each potato several times with

 

 

fork. Place on turntable in spoke-like

 

 

fashion. Let stand 3-5 min. Let oven

 

 

cool for at least 5 minutes before using

 

 

again.

Fresh

1 to 4 cups

Place fresh vegetables in microwave-

Vegetables

 

safe ceramic, glass or plastic dish and

 

 

add 2-4 Tbs. water. Cover with lid or

 

 

vented plastic wrap during cooking and

 

 

stir before standing. Let vegetables

 

 

stand 2 minutes before serving. Let

 

 

oven cool for at least 5 minutes before

 

 

using again.

Frozen

7 to 18 oz.

Remove food from outer wrapping and

Dinner

 

follow box instructions for covering and

 

 

standing. Let oven cool for at least 5

 

 

minutes before using again.

Pizza

1 to 3 Slices

Put 1~3 slices of pizza on a microwave-

Reheat

 

safe plate with wide end of slice towards

 

 

the outside edge of the plate. Do not let

 

 

slices overlap. Do not cover. Let oven

 

 

cool for at least 5 minutes before using

 

 

again.

Frozen

1 to 4 cups

Place frozen vegetables in microwave-

Vegetables

 

safe ceramic, glass or plastic dish and

 

 

add 2~4 Tbs. water. Cover with lid or

 

 

vented plastic wrap during cooking and

 

 

stir before standing. Let oven cool for at

 

 

least 5 minutes before using again.

 

 

 

Food

Amount

Procedure

Frozen

2 to 8 oz.

Follow package instructions for covering

Breakfast

 

and standing. Use this pad for frozen

 

 

sandwich, breakfast entree, pancakes,

 

 

waffles. etc. Let oven cool for at least 5

 

 

minutes before using again.

Popcorn

3.0 ~ 3.5 oz

Use only one microwave-only bag of

 

1 package

popcorn at a time. Use caution when

 

 

removing and opening hot bag from

 

 

oven. Let oven cool for at least 5

 

 

minutes before using again.

 

 

 

Notes:

Temperature preference of food varies from person to person. Use the more/less button to fit your temperature preference.

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