Amana RBG635T, RL635T, RW635T User Manual

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Microwave Oven

Use and Care

Manual

RW635T

RL635T

RBG635T

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

Contents

Model Identification ..........................................

3

Important Safety Instructions ............................

4

Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure

 

to Excessive Microwave Energy .......................

5

Electrical Requirements ...................................

6

Grounding Instructions .............................

6

Microwave Power .....................................

7

Radio Interference ...................................

7

Installation ........................................................

7

Unpacking Oven

 

Oven Placement

 

Built-In Capability

 

Usage ............................................................

8

Oven Signal

 

Oven Operation

 

Oven Light

 

Rotawave®

 

Turntable

 

Setting the Clock

 

Interlock Systems

 

Control Panel ...................................................

9

Preprogrammed Food Pads .............................

10

Preprogrammed Food Pad Operation ..............

11

Full power Cooking ...........................................

11

Cookmatic® Power Level Cooking ....................

11

Independent Timer ...........................................

11

Accu-Thaw Defrosting by Time ......................

11

Accu-Thaw Defrosting Guide ...........................

12

Cooking Program .............................................

15

Instant Replay ..................................................

15

Changing Preprogrammed Food Pads .............

16

Lockout and Custom Lock .......................

16

Microwave Cooking ..........................................

17

Microwave Utensils

 

Microwave Cooking Principles

 

Heating and Reheating Chart ...........................

18

Microwave Cooking Guide................................

19

Appetizers/Snacks ...................................

19

Beverages ................................................

21

Soups/Stews ............................................

22

Sandwiches ..............................................

23

Meats .......................................................

25

Poultry ......................................................

30

Fish/Seafood ............................................

33

Eggs .........................................................

36

Pasta/Rice ................................................

37

Cereals .....................................................

40

Vegetables ...............................................

41

Sauces/Jams/Relishes .............................

44

Breads ......................................................

46

Baked Goods/Deserts ..............................

49

Candies ....................................................

54

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

56

Interior, Exterior and Doors

 

Discharge Air Vents

 

Turntable

 

Splatter Shield

 

Oven Light

 

Before Calling for Service ................................

57

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Model Identification

Please read this Use and Care Manual thoroughly. This manual provides proper maintenance information. Any questions, call the Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-843-0304 inside U.S.A. and 1-319-622-5511 if outside U.S.A.

Complete enclosed registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, call the Consumer Affairs Department.

When contacting Amana, provide product information. Locate product information on the nameplate. Record the following information:

Model Number:

Manufacturing Number:

Serial or S/N Number:

Date of purchase:

Dealer’s name and address:

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference.

Locate an authorized servicer by calling 1-800-NATLSVC (628-5782) inside U.S.A. and 319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

Amana offers a complete line of appliances...refrigerators, freezers, ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers. Amana also manufactures a complete selection of high efficiency gas furnaces plus both central and room air conditioners. When buying one of these products, choose Amanaâ quality appliances.

Special Features of Your New Amana Microwave Oven

Removable Turntable

1000 Watts of Cooking Power

1.2 cu.ft. Capacity

Built-In Capability

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION

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 5.

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 water -- for 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 56.

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 build up 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 splattering.

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.When popping microwave popcorn place popcorn bag on turntable inside oven. Do not place popcorn bag on oven floor.

11.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.

12.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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13.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 crispen 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.

14.To place large casserole dish in microwave, remove turntable and turntable support. Place plug, located in turntable support, into hole in oven floor (see diagram on page 56). After removing casserole from oven, place plug back into turntable support and insert turntable support back into hole in oven floor. Place turntable on turntable support.

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

Electrical Requirements

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

17.Metal or ceramic accessories which are designed to absorb microwave energy to provide heat may be used with caution. Test device before use (See "Utensil Check Test" on page 17). 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.

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

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

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

21.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.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR REMOVE THE ROUND GROUNDING PRONG FROM THE PLUG OR BEND THE POWER PRONGS TO FIT A RECEPTACLE OTHER THAN THE ONE SHOWN FOR YOUR OVEN. SUCH ABUSE OF THE PLUG CAN RESULT IN ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR OVERHEATING.

120V-15AMP

WARNING -- IMPROPER USE OF THE GROUNDING PLUG CAN RESULT IN A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR DEATH.

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 electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. DO NOT use a two-prong adapter.

Consult a qualified electrician or servicer 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 receptacle. This oven should be plugged into a separate 60 hertz circuit with the electrical rating as shown in the appropriate 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.

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Power Supply Cord

A short power supply cord is provided to reduce risks 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 (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.

Microwave Power

Models RW635T, RL635T and RBG635T deliver 1000 watts, based on IEC 705 test method, of microwave 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 56.

Place the radio, TV, etc. away from oven.

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

Installation

Unpacking Oven

Inspect microwave oven for damage such as dents in door or dents inside oven cavity.

Report any dents or breakage to source of purchase immediately. Do not attempt to use damaged oven.

Remove all packing and printed materials from oven interior.

Remove turntable from foam pad, located at bottom of carton.

If oven has been stored in extremely cold area, wait a few hours before plugging in.

Oven Placement

Do not build oven in with sides, top or bottom airflow restricted. Oven must have sufficient airflow around it. Air flows around electric components. At least one inch of clearance is required at top and sides of oven to provide proper ventilation. With restricted air flow oven will not operate properly and life of electrical parts shortens.

Built-In Capability

To build-in, use only Amana "RS" trim kit. Trim kit will have a label identifying which oven models may be used.

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Usage

Oven Signal

Oven features an entry signal and end-of-cycle signal programmed at factory. Signal can be deactivated. Entry signal sounds whenever a pad is pressed. It confirms oven has read and accepted instruction. End-of-cycle signal sounds at end of cooking time.

To cancel entry signal or end-of-cycle signal

1.Press and hold MEMORY SET for five seconds. "OP:10" or "OP:11" displays. See chart at right for definition of signal options.

2.To change signal option, press 0 to deactivate entry signal. Press 1 to activate entry signal.

3.Press MEMORY SET. "OP:20" or "OP:21" displays. Change signal option for end-of- cycle signal, if desired.

4.Advance to next signal option by pressing

MEMORY SET.

5.To exit signal option mode, press STOP/RESET once.

Option

Option Function

Number

 

 

 

OP:10

Prevents signal from sounding when a

 

pad is pressed.

 

 

OP:11*

Allows signal to sound when a pad is

 

pressed.

 

 

OP:20

Prevents end-of-cycle signal from

 

sounding when heating time is over.

 

 

OP:21*

Allows signal to sound at end of

 

heating time and timer cycle.

 

 

*As shipped from factory.

Oven Operation

A.Oven light comes on when door is opened and also when oven is operating.

B.Rotawave® System beams microwave energy directly to food in uniform pattern for even cooking results.

C.Turntable will randomly rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise, determined by turntable stop position.

When defrosting or cooking (especially large items, such as poultry), verify turntable rotates freely.

D.Set the Clock

1.Press CLOCK. "CLOCK" displays.

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

3.Press CLOCK again. Clock is set. If oven power is interrupted all programming instructions erase. When power is reconnected, dashes appear in display. Reset clock as indicated above.

E.Check operations of interlock systems. The START and STOP/RESET pads turn oven on and off. Microwave energy is generated only when door is closed, cooking time is set, and START is pressed. In addition, oven has interlock switches to assure no microwave energy is generated when door is open. To check or remove food before cooking time is elapsed, either press STOP/RESET or open oven door to turn oven off.

To check operation of START, STOP/RESET and interlock switches:

1.Place a glass of water in oven. Close door.

2.Press TIME ENTRY.

3.Press 5,0 (50 seconds).

4.Press START. Oven should operate and oven light should come on.

5.Press STOP/RESET. Oven and oven light should shut off immediately.

6.Open oven door fully. Oven light should come on when door is opened.

7.Press STOP/RESET.

If under any of the preceding conditions oven does not operate as stated, do not use it. See "Factory Service Centers" section on back page.

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Control Panel

Readout display--Normally shows time of day.

·Shows remaining time

when cooking by time or using timer.

TIME ENTRY--Use when changing preset time for each preprogrammed food pad or to program time not in oven memory. ACCU-THAW --Programs oven to defrost food by time.

COOKMATIC ® LEVEL--Programs cooking power level lower than full power.

MEMORY SET--Use to change preset time of each reprogrammed pad.

CLOCK--Sets time of day. TIMER--Use to time a separate task.

STOP/RESET--

·Press once to stop oven when operating.

·Press twice to cancel programming.

LOCK--

·Programs oven to lock key pads so pads cannot be used. START--Starts oven operation.

NUMBERS--

·Press after time entry when programming oven to heat by time.

REHEAT 1--Programmed to heat for ten seconds. REHEAT 2--Programmed to heat for 30 seconds.

REHEAT 3--Programmed to heat for one minute, 30 seconds.

FROZEN VEGETABLE PAD-- Programmed to heat a 9-10 ounce package of frozen vegetables for four minutes.

MINIMEAL--Programmed to heat one 7 1/2-8 1/2 ounce single serving meal for one minute. SOUP--Programmed to heat a 10 1/2-11 ounce serving of soup for one minute, 45 seconds. POTATO--Programmed to cook one 6-7 ounce baking potato for three minutes.

HOT DRINK--Programmed to heat one cup of liquid for one minute, 15 seconds. POPCORN--Programmed to pop one 3.5 ounce package of microwave popcorn for two minutes, 30 seconds. PIZZA--Programmed to heat one serving pizza for two minutes, 45 seconds.

Note: MINIMEAL, SOUP, and

HOT DRINK pads calculate times to heat one to four individual servings. Potato pad calculates times to heat one to eight potatoes.

To Cancel Mistake

·If oven is not operating, press STOP/RESET to cancel all programming.

·If oven is operating, press

STOP/RESET once to stop oven. Press a second time to cancel all programming.

Error Signal

Oven sounds an error signal when incorrect pads are pressed attempting to:

·program a Cookmatic® level with Accu-Thaw

.·enter or exit lock mode and incorrect sequence of digits is entered.

·enter invalid clock time.

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Preprogrammed Food Pads (Usage instructions page 11)

Pad#

Pad

Time

 

Uses

Instructions

min.:sec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

REHEAT

:10

Reheat cinnamon roll, soften butter.

 

2

REHEAT

:30

Reheat pizza slice, cook scrambled egg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

REHEAT

1:30

Reheat plate of food or cheese spread.

 

4

FROZEN VEG.

4:00

Cooks a 9-10 ounce package of frozen

Empty contents of package into

 

 

 

vegetables to serving temperature.

casserole dish. Heat, covered.

 

 

 

To reprogram pad to cook other package sizes:

Stir halfway through. If heating vegetables

 

 

 

Package Size

Time

in a pouch, pierce pouch before heating.

 

 

 

4-5 ounces

2:00-2:30

 

 

 

 

6-8 ounces

2:00-3:00

 

 

 

 

12-16 ounces

4:30-6:00

 

 

 

 

28-32 ounces

9:00-11:00

 

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MINIMEALS

1:00

Heats a 7 1/2-8 1/2 ounce (room temperature)

Prepare minimeal for heating per package

 

 

 

minimeal (microwave cup) to serving temperature.

instructions. Stir soups before heating to

 

 

 

Heat up to four meals at once.*

prevent boil-overs. Stir before serving.

 

 

 

To reprogram pad to heat other sizes:

 

 

 

 

Package Size

Time

 

 

 

 

10 1/2 ounces

1:35-1:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOUP

1:45

Cooks a 10 1/2-11 ounce can of soup to

Stir soup or pour from can into serving bowl

 

 

 

serving temperature. Heat one to four individual

before heating to prevent boil-overs.

 

 

 

servings at once.*

 

Cover with vented plastic wrap.

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POTATO

3:00

Cooks a 6-7 ounce baking potato.

Pierce skin of potato with fork for steam

 

 

 

Cook one to 8 potatoes at once.* To

escape. Place in oven on microwave-safe

 

 

 

reprogram the pad to cook other sizes

paper towel. Turn over halfway through. Let

 

 

 

of potatoes:

 

stand 2 minutes before serving. If cooking

 

 

 

Weight

Time

more than one potato, arrange in circular

 

 

 

5-6 ounces

2:45-3:00

pattern on microwave-safe paper towel.

 

 

 

9-10 ounces

3:15-3:30

 

 

 

 

11-12 ounces

3:30-4:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

HOT DRINK

1:15

Heats room temperature 6-8 ounce drink.

To prevent boil-overs when heating cocoa,

 

 

 

Heat one to four individual servings at once.*

heat water before adding cocoa.

 

 

 

 

 

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POPCORN

2:30

Designed to pop most 3.5 ounce packages of microwave

Follow package directions for popping.

 

 

 

popcorn. To program for different size bags of popcorn:

Place popcorn bag on glass turntable.

 

 

 

Weight

Time

Do not place popcorn bag on oven floor.

 

 

 

1.5-1.75 ounce

1:50-2:10

 

 

 

 

7 ounce

4:20-4:35

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

PIZZA

2:45

Cooks single serving 7" round or 4 1/2"

Prepare pizza for cooking per package

 

 

 

deep dish pizza or 7"x3"x3 1/2" french bread pizza.

instructions. Turn quarter turn halfway

 

 

 

For best results, choose pizzas with packaging

through cooking time.

 

 

 

that enhances crispness and browning.

 

*To cook multiple items, press preprogrammed pad until desired quantity is reached.

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Preprogrammed Food Pads

1.Place food in oven. Close door.

2.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

3.Press desired preprogrammed pad. Preprogrammed time and "MICRO" display. Note: When any of the multiple food pads are pressed, MINIMEAL, SOUP, POTATO, or HOT DRINK, "1" and two letters representing the pad name display. For example, if 5 is selected, "LU", for lunch, displays.

4.Press START. Oven operates and time counts down. "MICRO" and "POWER" display.

5.Oven stops and signals at end of cooking time.

Note: To stop oven, press STOP/RESET once. To clear display, press STOP/RESET twice.

Preprogrammed Food Pads / Cooking Multiple Food Items

MINIMEAL, SOUP, and HOT DRINK pads calculate times to heat one to four individual

servings. POTATO pad calculates times to heat one to eight potatoes.

1.Place food in oven. Close door.

2.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

3.Press MINIMEAL, SOUP, POTATO, or HOT DRINK pad until desired quantity is reached.

Number and two letters representing pad name display. For example, to heat three individual bowls of soup, press SOUP three times. "3" and "SP" display.

4.Press START. Oven operates and time counts down. "MICRO" and "POWER" display.

5.Oven stops and signals at end of cooking time.

Note: To stop oven, press STOP/RESET once. To clear display, press STOP/RESET twice.

Full Power Cooking

1.Place food in oven. Close door.

2.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

3.Press TIME ENTRY.

4.Press numbers for cooking time. Numbers selected appear in display.

Note: To cancel programming, press STOP/ RESET once and return to step 3.

5.Press START and oven operates. "MICRO" and "POWER" display indicating oven is cooking.

6.Oven stops and signals at end of cooking time.

Cookmatic® Power Level Cooking

Oven has ten power levels. When no power level is selected, oven operates at full power.

1.Place food in oven. Close door.

2.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

3.Press TIME ENTRY.

4.Enter numbers for cooking time. Time appears in display.

5.Press COOKMATIC LEVEL. Power level displays.

Independent Timer

6.Press number for desired Cookmatic power level. Number displays. For example, to cook at power level eight, press 8, which is 80 percent power.

7.Press START. Oven operates. "MICRO" and power level selected display. Microwave power cycles on and off, as indicated by "POWER" flashing on and off.

8.To change power level, press STOP/RESET once to stop oven. Press COOKMATIC LEVEL and then new power level.

9.Oven stops and signals at end of cooking time.

1.Press TIMER. "TIMER" displays.

2.Enter digits for amount of time desired.

3.Press TIMER. Display counts down and shows "TIMER" indicating timer function is being used.

4.Oven signals when time is elapsed.

Note: To erase time from display before time elapses:

1.Press TIMER.

2.Press 0. "0" displays.

3.Press TIMER. Time of day displays.

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Accu-Thaw Defrosting by Time

Accu-Thaw pulses microwave energy on and off at various power levels for optimal defrosting results. During the "on" periods, food exterior is heated.

During the "off" periods, heat conducts to food interior, allowing uniform defrosting with little or no cooking on exterior.

Note: Defrost foods completely for even cooking results.

Accu-Thaw Defrosting Guide

1.Place frozen food in oven. Close door. If food is inside plastic bag, slit bag to allow steam to escape.

2.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

3.Press ACCU-THAW. "0" and "DEFR" display.

4.Enter desired defrosting time. Start with short amounts of time and increase as needed.

5.Press START. Oven operates. "DEFR" displays indicating oven is programmed to defrost. Microwave power cycles on and off, as indicated by "POWER" flashing on and off.

6.Oven stops and signals at end of defrosting time.

Use this guide when using Accu-Thaw to defrost foods. When defrosting and heating frozen convenience foods, follow package instructions. This defrosting chart instructs on defrosting by time.

Frozen Beverages:

Frozen juice concentrate can be placed directly in serving pitcher and heated in microwave oven. Be certain pitcher is microwave-safe and fits inside microwave oven.

FROZEN BEVERAGES DEFROSTING CHART

Type of

Carton or

Utensils

Defrosting

Special Instructions

Beverage

Can Size

Time

 

 

Frozen Juice

 

1-quart casserole or

30 sec. to

Place frozen juice concentrate in

Concentrate

6 oz. can

utensil. After defrosting, stir until

glass measure

1 min., 15 sec.

 

 

 

 

mixture is melted and smooth.

 

12 oz. can

2-quart casserole or

1 min., 30 sec.

Same as above.

 

glass measure

to 2 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 min., 30 sec.

Same as above.

 

16 oz. can

glass measure

to

 

 

 

 

2 min., 30 sec.

 

Frozen Non-Dairy

 

 

 

Open carton. Defrost according to

Creamer

1 pint carton

Defrost in carton

8 to 10 min.

time and setting, or until defrosted.

 

Shake or stir occasionally during

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

defrosting time.

Frozen Fruit:

1.Place fruit in utensil recommended on chart. Cover fruit with glass lid or plastic wrap.

2.Defrost, according to time recommended on chart. Stir fruit halfway through the defrost time to break fruit apart and rearrange.

FROZEN FRUIT DEFROSTING CHART

PACKAGE SIZE

UTENSIL

DEFROSTING TIME

 

 

 

10 oz.

1-quart casserole

3 to 5 min.

 

 

 

20 oz.

1 1/2-quart casserole

8 to 10 min.

 

 

 

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Frozen Cakes and Pies:

1.Remove cake from container, if metal. Place cake on plastic rack or paper plate. Cover with microwave-safe paper towel. If frosted, do not cover.

2.Defrost, according to time recommended on chart. Do not melt frosting.

3.Place cooked frozen pie in glass pie plate. Do not cover. Defrost, according to time recommended on chart.

FROZEN CAKES AND PIES DEFROSTING CHART

TYPE

SIZE

DEFROSTING TIME

Cake

12 to 14 oz.

1 min., 30 sec.

 

 

to 3 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 to 18 oz.

2 min., 30 sec. to

 

3 min., 30 sec.

 

 

Pound Cake

 

 

10 to 11 oz.

2 to 3 min.

 

 

 

 

Pie

8-inch

6 to 11 min.

 

 

(20 to 30 oz.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-inch

10 to 15 min.

 

(30 to 40 oz.)

 

 

 

 

 

Main Dishes:

1.Select defrosting instructions according to dish size. Cover dish with glass lid or plastic wrap.

2.Defrost according to times recommended on chart.

3.Stir and break apart 2 to 3 times during defrost time.

MAIN DISH DEFROSTING AND COOKING CHART

 

DEFROSTING TIME

COOKING TIME ON

DISH

FULL POWER

(HOURS:MINUTES)

 

(MINUTES)

 

 

 

 

 

1 quart

:15 - :20

3 to 5

 

 

 

1-1/2 quart

:18 - :25

4 to 6

 

 

 

2 quart

:28 - :32

5 to 7

 

 

 

3 quart

:45 - :60

5 to 8

 

 

 

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Frozen Fish, Seafood, and Small Meat:

1.Turn food over halfway through defrost time unless otherwise noted.

2.Place seafood in utility dish. Cover dish loosely with plastic wrap or waxed paper.

3.Let seafood stand for a short period of time before cooking to ensure it is totally defrosted. Hold larger seafood pieces under cold running water, if necessary, to finish defrosting process, or to separate fillets.

4.Food does not need to be turned (quarter turn) halfway through cooking time in turntable models.

FROZEN FISH, SEAFOOD, AND SMALL MEAT DEFROSTING CHART

Food

Weight

Defrosting Time

Special Instructions

 

(ounces)

(minutes)

 

Fish and Seafood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crab claws or

16

10 to 12

Rearrange crab halfway through

legs

defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crab meat

6

4 to 5

Stir crab halfway through

defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fillets --

 

 

Turn fillets over halfway through

flounder, cod,

16

9 to 12

defrosting time.

sole, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap lobster in plastic wrap or

Lobster tail

16

9 to 12

waxed paper. Turn over halfway

 

 

 

through cooking time.

 

 

 

 

Shrimp

16

9 to 11

Rearrange halfway through

defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Meat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon

16

3 to 5

Turn over and turn quarter turn

halfway through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bratwurst

16

6 to 9

Turn over and turn quarter turn

halfway through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chops

16

6 to 10

Turn over and turn quarter turn

halfway through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frankfurters

16

4 to 7

Turn over and turn quarter turn

halfway through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground meat,

 

 

Break apart and remove

16

6 to 8

defrosted portions halfway

bulk

 

 

through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground meat,

 

 

Arrange meat in circle.

16

6 to 8

Turn over halfway through

patties

 

 

defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break apart and remove

Sausage

12

3 to 5

defrosted portions halfway

 

 

 

through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

Steaks

16

6 to 9

Turn over and turn quarter turn

halfway through defrosting time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frozen Roast:

1.Place meat in utility dish and cover with plastic wrap or place in heavy-duty plastic roasting bag in utility dish.

2.Defrost according to time recommended on chart.

3.Use longer defrost times listed on chart for thicker cuts of meat.

4.Larger roasts may need standing time before cooking to allow completion of defrosting process.

FROZEN ROAST DEFROSTING CHART

 

Weight

Defrosting Time

Special Instructions

 

 

(minutes/pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 3 pounds

6 to 10

Turn roast over halfway through defrost time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn roast over after five minutes and halfway

 

 

3 to 6 pounds

6 to 10

through remaining defrost time. Let stand to finish

 

 

 

 

defrosting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Program

Defrost and cook food with one set of instructions. Items may be cooked at full power or selected Cookmatic®power level.

Accu-Thaw Defrost by Time, then Cook

1.Place food in oven. Close door. If food is inside plastic bag, slit bag to allow steam to escape.

2.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

3.Press ACCU-THAW. "0" and "DEFR" display.

4.Enter desired defrosting time.

5.Press TIME ENTRY. "MICRO" and "0" display.

6.Enter desired cooking time. Cooking time displays.

7.To cook at a Cookmatic power level other than full power, press COOKMATIC LEVEL.

8.Press number for desired Cookmatic power level. Number appears in display. For example, to cook at power level four, press 4 which is 40 percent power.

9.Press START. Oven operates beginning with calculated defrost time. "DEFR" displays. "POWER" flashes as microwave energy cycles on and off. After defrost program is complete, oven begins cooking food for programmed cooking time.

10.Oven stops and signals when cooking time is complete.

Instant Replay

Instant replay allows review of oven programming.

1.Press CLOCK to display time of day.

2.Press CLOCK again to display remaining cooking time.

3.Press TIMER to display remaining time on timer.

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Changing Preprogrammed Food Pads

Preprogrammed food pads cook specified amounts of food to serving temperature (see page 10). To reprogram pads:

1.Press STOP/RESET to clear display.

2.Press MEMORY SET. "P" displays.

3.Press pad number 0-9 to change. Current heating time, Cookmatic® level, and "MICRO" display.

4.Press TIME ENTRY. "0" displays.

5.Enter new heating time. New time appears in display.

Note: When reprogramming one of the multiple program pads (MINIMEAL, SOUP,

POTATO, or HOT DRINK) enter cooking time for one serving. Oven calculates time for cooking multiple servings.

6.To cook on a power level other than full power, press COOKMATIC LEVEL. "COOK LEVEL" displays.

7.Enter desired Cookmatic power level.

8.Press MEMORY SET to lock new instructions into preprogrammed pad. "P" displays. Note: If cooking time and/or Cookmatic power level is changed on multiple program pad, the change is for one serving. Oven calculates change for multiple servings. For example, if time is changed to cook one potato from 3:30 to 3:00, oven calculates time to cook eight potatoes.

9.To change other preprogrammed pads, return to step 3.

10.To exit this mode, press STOP/RESET. Time of day displays.

Lockout and Custom Lock

Use to prevent accidental programming or starting of oven. Lockout disables all key pads. Custom lock disables all key pads except one preprogrammed pad. For example, to access only the popcorn pad, the custom lock feature would disable the other pads from operating, allowing only the popcorn pad to operate.

Programming Lockout:

1.Press LOCK. "0" displays.

2.Press 1,3,5,7.

3.Press LOCK. "LOC" displays, then time of day and "L" (indicating lockout is on) display. If a pad is pressed while in lockout mode "LOC" displays for a second.

Removing Lockout Programming:

1.Press LOCK. "0" displays.

2.Enter 1,3,5,7.

3.Press LOCK. Time of day displays.

Programming Custom Lock:

1.Press LOCK. "0" displays.

2.Press 2,4,6,8.

3.Press preprogrammed pad to be left on (not locked off). For example, to access the popcorn pad or pad 9 only, press 9. "9" displays.

4.Press LOCK. "LOC" displays, then time of day, pad number programmed in step 3 ("9" from example), and "READY" display indicating pad 9 is ready for use. If pad other than accessible pad is pressed, "LOC" displays for a second.

Removing Custom Lock Programming:

1.Press LOCK. "0" displays.

2.Press 2,4,6,8. "READY" displays.

3.Press LOCK. Time of day displays.

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Microwave Cooking

Food Placement

Allow space between foods for proper cooking results. For best results, arrange thickest, or hardest to cook portion of foods toward outside of dish. Place smaller, easier to cook portion toward center.

Browning

Some foods prepared in microwave will not brown the same as if done in conventional oven. This is particularly true for baked goods, such as breads and cakes.

Reheating

When reheating food, cover dish loosely with plastic wrap. Heat at full power. Reheat porous items such as breads and cakes for a minimum amount of time. Stir soups, sauces and beverages vigorously before reheating.

Shielding

Porous, thin and protruding portions of large food items, such as poultry drumsticks, can be covered with thin strips of foil to prevent overcooking.

Defrosting

It is important that most foods, especially meats, be totally defrosted before cooking. To determine foods are totally defrosted, insert sharp knife in center of food, check for remaining ice crystals. Turn large food items over during defrosting, for best results.

Microwave Utensils

Piercing

Membranes or tight skins on foods, such as egg yolks, potatoes, tomatoes, and acorn squash, must be pierced. Piercing allows steam to escape during cooking.

Microwave Usable utensils include glass, glassceramic, natural fiber cloth, non-recycled paper, plastic and wood.

Unusable utensils include aluminum foil, grocery bags, lead crystal, metal, metallic trimmed china, newspapers, and recycled paper.

Utensil Check Test

Use the following test to check utensils for microwave safeness:

1.Place glass measuring cup of water next to empty dish to be tested in unit.

2.Heat on full power for one minute.

3.Check temperature of dish and water.

If dish remains cool and water is hot, dish is microwave safe. If dish is slightly warm, use for short term cooking only. If dish is hot and water is cool, do not use. Dish remains cool if not absorbing microwaves and microwaves are being absorbed by water. Dish becomes hot if absorbing microwaves.

Microwave Cooking Principles

Decrease cooking times when: Foods are high in fat and sugar. Foods are porous.

Foods are flat, thin or prepared in shallow pan.

Increase cooking times when: Foods are thick and dense.

Foods are frozen or refrigerator temperature. Food volume increases.

To prevent excess moisture

When cooking foods in a microwave oven, a considerable amount of steam/water vapor can be generated and accumulate on foods and inside of oven. This is caused by hot moist air from food coming in contact with cool surfaces inside oven. Use the following procedures to help reduce moisture buildup.

1.Cover foods before cooking in microwave.

2.Cover potatoes and fresh vegetables with a microwave-safe paper towel before cooking to help absorb excess moisture. Remove paper towel immediately after cooking to prevent vegetables from reabsorbing moisture.

3.Open microwave door immediately after cooking to reduce moisture inside oven.

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Heating and Reheating Chart

Item

Amount

Heating

Cookmatic

Time

Power Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bread (defrosting)

1 loaf (1 lb.)

3½ to 4½ min.

2

Special Instructions

Leave in plastic wrapper. Remove metal twist. Loosen end.

Butter or margarine (melting)

2 to 3 tablespoons

20 to 35 sec.

Full Power (10)

 

 

 

¼ cup

30 to 45 sec.

Full Power (10)

 

 

 

½ cup

45 sec. to 1¼ min.

Full Power (10)

 

(softening)

½ cup

15 to 30 sec.

3

 

Cheese (softening)

 

1 (5 oz.) jar

45 sec. to 1½ min.

3

 

Chicken, cooked (2 pieces)

6½ to 7 oz.

45 sec. to 1½ min.

Full Power (10)

Cover with plastic wrap* or

 

 

 

 

 

microwave-safe paper towel.

Chocolate, morsels

(melting)

6 oz.

30 sec. to 1½ min.

Full Power (10)

Stir halfway through heating

 

 

 

 

 

time.

 

 

12 oz.

45 sec. to 1½ min.

Full Power (10)

Stir halfway through heating

 

 

 

 

 

time.

squares

(melting)

1 oz.

45 sec. to 1½ min.

Full Power (10)

Stir halfway through heating

 

 

 

 

 

time.

Coffee or tea

 

1 cup

1 to 2 min.

Full Power (10)

 

Cream Cheese (softening)

3 oz.

30 sec. to 1½ min.

3

 

 

 

8 oz.

45 sec. to 2 min.

3

 

Dinner plate, with meat,

1 plate

1½ to 3 min.

Full Power (10)

Cover with waxed paper or

potato and vegetable

 

 

 

plastic wrap*.

(reheating)

 

 

 

 

 

Frankfurter

 

1

30 to 45 sec.

Full Power (10)

Wrap with napkin or plastic

 

 

 

 

 

wrap*. Place in bun last 10

 

 

 

 

 

sec. of heating time.

Ice Cream (softening)

½ gallon

2 to 4 min.

1

Loosen package. Be careful

 

 

 

 

 

not to melt it.

Meat patty

 

1 (4 oz.)

25 to 45 sec.

Full Power (10)

Cover with waxed paper or

 

 

 

 

 

microwave-safe paper towel.

Milk (hot)

 

1 cup

45 sec. to 1½ min.

Full Power (10)

 

Pie, fruit (4-inch)

 

1 slice

15 to 30 sec.

Full Power (10)

Cover with napkin or plastic

 

 

 

 

 

wrap*.

Roll, dinner

 

1 roll

5 to 10 sec.

Full Power (10)

Cover with napkin.

breakfast

 

1 roll

10 to 15 sec.

Full Power (10)

Cover with napkin.

Soup

 

1 (8oz.) serving

1 to 2½ min.

Full Power (10)

Cover with waxed paper or

 

 

 

 

 

plastic wrap*.

 

 

 

 

 

Stir halfway through heating

 

 

 

 

 

time.

Vegetables, canned

 

1 (16 oz. can)

1½ to 2½ min.

Full Power (10)

Cover with glass lid or plastic

 

 

 

 

 

wrap*.

Water (hot)

 

1 cup

45 sec. to 1½ min.

Full Power (10)

 

(boiling)

 

1 cup

1½ to 2 min.

Full Power (10)

 

*Use heavy-duty plastic wrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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