Amana MW96T, ME96T, FE116T User Manual

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Microwave Oven

Use and Care

Manual and

Cooking Guide

ME96T

MW96T

FE116T

FW116T

Attention: Keep these instructions for future reference. If the oven changes ownership, be sure this manual accompanies oven.

1

Model Identification

2

Cooking Guide

13

Important Safety Instructions

3

Microwave Cooking Techniques

13

Electrical Requirements

6

Effects of Food Characteristics

13

Grounding Instructions

6

on Microwave Cooking

Heating Tips

14

Power Supply Cord

6

Defrosting Tips

14

Microwave Power

6

Browning Tips

14

Radio Interference

6

Time Variations

14

Control Panel

7

Microwave Utensil Guide

15

Usage

8

Microwave Utensil Test

15

Oven Light

8

Heating or Reheating Guide

16

Setting the Clock

8

Defrosting Guide

17

Child Lock

8

Freezer to Table Frozen Foods Guide

19

One Touch Cook

8

Cooking Guide

19

Instant Cook

9

Care and Cleaning

26

1, 2, or 3 Stage Cooking

10

Interior, Exterior, and Door

26

Delay Start

10

Discharge Air Vents

26

Auto Accu-Thaw

11

Glass Tray

26

Auto Reheat

12

Before Calling For Service

26

Hold/Timer

12

Asure

28

 

 

Model Identification

Complete the enclosed registration card and promptly return card to Amana's Product

Registration department. If registration card is missing, call for consumer information at 1-800-843-0304. If outside U.S.A. call 1-319-622-5511.

When contacting Amana, provide product information. Product information is located on the appliance nameplate on the left interior oven wall. Record the following information:

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Manufacturing Number:

Date of purchase:

Dealer’s name and address:

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference or in case warranty service is required.

If something is operating incorrectly, read “Before Calling for Service” section on page 26. Any further questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC (1-800-628-5782). If outside U.S.A. call 1-319-622- 5511. Service must be performed by an Amana authorized servicer if service is required.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Recognize this symbol as a SAFETY message

WARNING

WHEN USING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BURNS, ELECTRICAL SHOCK, FIRE, INJURY TO PERSONS, OR EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY:

1.READ all instructions before using the appliance.

2.READ AND FOLLOW the specific

“PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 4.

3.This appliance MUST BE GROUNDED. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See

“GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 6.

4.Install or locate this appliance ONLY in accordance with the provided installation instructions.

5.Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers - for example, closed glass jars - may explode and SHOULD NOT be HEATED in this oven.

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

7.As with any appliance, CLOSE SUPERVISION is necessary when used by CHILDREN.

8.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 or dropped.

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

10.DO NOT cover or block any openings on the appliance.

11.DO NOT store this appliance outdoors. DO NOT use this product near waterfor example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

12.DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.

13.Keep cord AWAY from HEATED surfaces.

14.DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

15.See door cleaning instructions on page 26.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE IN THE OVEN CAVITY:

a.DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.

b.Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.

c.If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep oven door closed, turn 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!

d.DO NOT use the cavity for storage purposes. DO NOT leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.

THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE SERVICED ONLY BY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITY FOR EXAMINATION, REPAIR OR ADJUSTMENT.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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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), (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.

Caution

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

1.Always press STOP/RESET before programming oven.

2.Do not deep fat fry in oven. Fat could overheat and be hazardous to handle.

3.Do not cook or reheat eggs in shell or with an unbroken yolk. Pressure may buildup and erupt. Pierce yolk with a fork or knife before cooking. Do not reheat previously cooked eggs in the microwave oven unless finely chopped or scrambled.

4.Pierce skin of potatoes, tomatoes, or other foods with a "skin" before cooking in microwave oven. This allows steam to escape during cooking.

5.Remove excess fat from meats and poultry to prevent spattering.

6.Do not heat baby bottles in microwave oven.

7.Do not home can in microwave oven. Home canning is generally done with metal lids. Since metal lids reflect heat, product may not be heated uniformly to 212°F or above. Food could deteriorate. USDA extension specialists do not recommend home canning in microwave ovens.

8.Briskly stir or pour liquids before heating to prevent spontaneous boiling or eruption. Do not overheat. If air is not mixed into a liquid, liquid can erupt in oven or after removal from oven.

9.All uncooked foods should be heated to a final internal temperature of at least 165°F. Some foods require higher temperatures.

These recommended temperatures kill most food borne, disease causing organisms. Some common visual signs that indicate the cooking temperature has been reached:

Food steams throughout, not just around edges.

Center bottom of dish is very hot to the touch.

10.If using a microwave popcorn popper, use according to manufacturer's instructions. Do not continue to heat after popping has stopped. Popcorn will scorch or burn. Do not leave oven unattended.

11.Use only popcorn in packages designed and labeled for microwave use. Pop according to package directions, beginning with the minimum amount of time recommended. Use caution when handling hot popcorn bag.

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12.Microwave convenience foods are often packaged in specially designed packaging. Special plates, lids, containers, or other unique packaging materials may be used. Susceptor packing material (a thin, metalized plastic film) is frequently used to help brown and crisp foods such as microwave pizzas, French fries, or fish sticks. Be sure to follow food package instructions carefully. Contact convenience food manufacturer with questions concerning these products. Amana Refrigeration, Inc., does not endorse

any brand of microwave convenience foods, or any type of microwave food packaging.

13.Do not operate microwave oven empty. This could damage the oven.

14.Do not use regular cooking thermometers in oven. Most cooking thermometers contain mercury and may cause “arcing”, malfunction, and/or damage to oven.

15.Do not heat sealed containers in oven. Containers with restricted openings such as syrup bottles or baby food jars must not be used for cooking. Food or liquid could expand quickly and cause container or bag to break. Pierce or open container or bag before heating.

16.Metal or ceramic accessories which are designed to absorb microwave energy to provide heat may be used with caution. Test device before use (See "Microwave Utensil Test" on page 15). Read and follow manufacturer's instructions provided with the accessory. Contact accessory manufacturer with questions concerning these accessories. Amana Refrigeration, Inc., does not endorse any brand of accessory.

17.Never use newspapers in oven since paper may ignite.

18.Pierce or open plastic bags (and other airtight containers) before heating in microwave oven. This allows steam to escape during cooking.

19.Containers may become hot and pot holders may be needed.

20.Closely supervise any use by children. Make sure they can read instructions and reach controls. Never allow them to lean or swing on oven door.

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Electrical Requirements

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT UNDER ANY

WARNING - IMPROPER USE OF THE GROUNDING

CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR

PLUG CAN RESULT IN A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR

REMOVE THE ROUND

DEATH.

GROUNDING PRONG FROM THE

This appliance MUST be grounded. In the event of an

PLUG OR BEND THE POWER

PRONGS TO FIT A RECEPTACLE

electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric

OTHER THAN THE ONE SHOWN

shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.

FOR YOUR OVEN. SUCH ABUSE

This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding

OF THE PLUG CAN RESULT IN

wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into

ELECTRICAL SHOCKS OR

an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. DO NOT

OVERHEATING.

use a two-prong adapter.

 

Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the grounding

 

instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists

 

as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

 

Do not use an extension cord. If the product power cord is

 

too short, have a qualified electrician install a three-slot

120V-15AMP

receptacle. This oven should be plugged into a separate 60

 

hertz circuit with the electrical rating as shown in the drawing

 

at left. When a microwave oven is on a circuit with other

 

appliances, an increase in cooking times may be required

 

and fuses can be blown.

 

 

Power Supply Cord

A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.

Microwave Power

Models ME96T and MW96T deliver 800 watts and models FE116T and FW116T deliver 900 watts of microwave cooking power to the oven cavity.

Radio Interference

Microwave oven operation may cause interference to radio, TV, or similar equipment. To reduce or eliminate interference:

Clean door and sealing surfaces of oven. See "Care and Cleaning" instructions on page 26.

Place radio, TV, etc. away from oven.

Use properly installed antenna on radio, TV, etc. to obtain stronger signal reception.

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Control Panel

Readout Display--Normally displays time of day. Displays remaining time when cooking by time or using timer.

ONE TOUCH COOK/ONE MINUTE +--Operates oven for one minute increments on high power. Convenient one press programming.

INSTANT COOK--Use to cook commonly microwaved items: POPCORN, BEVERAGE,

FROZEN DINNER, PIZZA, POTATO, and BACON pads.

AUTO REHEAT/SELECT--Use during Auto Reheat to select food item.

AUTO ACCU-THAW/ACCU-THAW--Defrost meat, poultry, or fish by weight.

TIME COOK--Programs up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds cycle time.

COOKMATIC LEVEL--Programs cooking power levels.

CLOCK--Sets time of day.

DELAY START--Programs oven to start at desired time of day.

HOLD/TIMER--

Use as a separate timer with no microwave cooking power.

Use in connection with defrosting and cooking. After defrosting, holds food with oven off for predetermined time after which oven turns on again to cook.

STOP/RESET--Stops oven operation. Also cancels programming.

Erases mistakes during programming

Cancels minute timer

Stops oven temporarily during cooking. Touch twice to cancel programming.

Numbers--Press in same order as would write them. Use to enter heating times, power levels and weights. Also used in Auto Accu-Thaw programming.

START--Starts oven operation.

Note: When Cookmatic Level is set on other than full power, intensity of oven light may vary. This is normal and indicates oven is operating correctly.

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Usage

Oven Light

Oven light comes on when door is opened and also when oven is operating. If oven light burns out, it must be changed by authorized servicer.

Setting the Clock

1.Press CLOCK/DELAY START.

2.Enter time of day by pressing numbers in sequence. For example, 10:35 (a.m. or p.m.) press number pads 1,0,3,5.

3.Press CLOCK/DELAY START again. Clock is set. If oven power is interrupted all programming instructions erase. Reset clock as indicated above.

Child Lock

When in the child lock mode, touch pads are disabled and microwave activity cannot take place.

To Lock:

1.Press STOP/RESET.

2.Press and hold 5 and 7 at same time until L indicator lights up in the upper right corner of

display. The child lock is now on.

To Unlock:

1.Press and hold 5 and 7 at same time until L indicator disappears. Child lock is now off.

One Touch Cook

1.Press ONE MINUTE+. To increase time by one minute intervals, touch ONE MINUTE+ repeatedly. POWER, TIME, and COOK indicators light up. Selected cooking time displays. Oven starts automatically and cooks at full power for time selected. Cooking time counts down in display.

2.When cooking cycle is complete, signal sounds and "END" displays. Remove food from oven.

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