Danby DMW1400W User Manual


Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio USA 45840

Printed in China (P.R.C.)


Microwave Oven

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Four à micro-ondes

Manuel d’utilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-36

Horno microondas

Manual del usuario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-54

Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio USA 45840







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COOKING GUIDE...........................................

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Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy


Important Safety Instructions

Proper and Safe Use of Your Oven

Grounding Instructions

Materials you can use in microwave oven

Materials to be avoided in microwave oven

Countertop Installation

Turntable Installation

Microwave Cooking Techniques


Care and Maintenance


Operating Instructions

Power Level Settings



This equipment generates and uses ISM frequencies and if not installed and used properly, that is in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type-tested and found to comply with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to Part 18 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in particular installations. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following:

Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.

Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.

Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.

Plug the microwave into a different outlet so that microwave and receiver are on different branch circuits.

The Manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct such interference.



(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.


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

WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy when using your appliance, please note the following:

1.Read all instructions before using the appliance.

2.Read and follow the specific PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID


3.As with most cooking appliances, close supervision is necessary to reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity.

In the event of oven cavity fire:

Keep the oven door closed

Turn the oven off

Disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.

To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity, keep in mind the following rules at all times:

1.Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the appliance if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking .

2.Do not use the oven cavity for storage purposes. Do not store combustible items such as bread, cookies, paper products, cooking utensils, etc. inside the oven.

3.Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or plastic containers, or bags before placing them in the oven.

4.This oven must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See " GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS " provided on page 4.

5.Install or locate this oven only in accordance with the installation instructions provided on page 6.

6.Some products such as whole eggs, water with oil or fat, sealed containers and closed glass jars may explode and therefore should not be heated in this oven.

7.Use this appliance only for its intended uses as described in the manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapor in this appliance. NOTE: This oven is not designed for industrial, commercial or laboratory use.

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

9.Do not operate this oven if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly or if it has been damaged or dropped.

10.This appliance should be serviced by qualified service technicians only.

Contact the nearest DANBY authorized service agent for examination, repair or adjustment.

(or call our Toll Free Line at: 1 800 26 DANBY)


14. More/Less (Más/menos):

Permite “agregar” o “quitar” tiempo de cocción ( aprox. un 7%) a cualquier programa de cocción. NOTA: Esta característica sólo se puede utilizar antes de oprimir el botón "Start" para activar el horno.

Oprima el botón


Tiempo de cocc.







a)Oprima el botón "More". En la pantalla se leerá "bIG" y el tiempo de cocción aumentará en un 7%.

b)Oprima el botón "Less". En la pantalla se leerá "SAL" y el tiempo de cocción disminuirá en un 7%..

NOTA: Esta característica sólo se puede utilizar antes de oprimir el botón "Start"

para activar el horno.

15.Función de cocción Auto Start (inicio automático):

Permite preprogramar una hora de comienzo para su receta.

a)Antes de poder programar la característica “Auto start”, el reloj debe estar en hora. POR EJEMPLO; Si son las 12:00, oprima los botones numéricos "1,2,0,0" para que

los números aparezcan en la pantalla en el orden en el que los ingresó. (Cada vez que oprima un botón se escuchará una señal sonora)

b)Oprima el botón "Clock/A. Start" para registrar la hora ingresada. Titilarán los dos puntos ":",

lo cual indica que el reloj está en hora y operando.

c)Oprima el botón "CLOCK/A. START" para ingresar al módulo de inicio "AUTO". En la pantalla aparecerá la luz indicadora (roja) "AUTO" y "0" .

d)Ingrese la hora de inicio "AUTO" por medio de los botones numerales.

EJEMPLO: para 1:15 oprima los botones 1,1,5 y la secuencia aparecerá en la pantalla. (cada vez que oprima una tecla escuchará una señal sonora)

e)Siga oprimiendo el botón "POWER LEVEL" para ingresar el nivel de energía necesario para cocinar la receta durante el programa "AUTO". EJEMPLO: 6 VECES = PL5 = 50% DE ENERGÍA

f)Oprima los botones numerales en secuencia para establecer la duración del programa de cocción durante la programación "AUTO".

EJEMPLO: para 2:00 oprima 2,0,0. El tiempo aparecerá en la pantalla.

g)Oprima la tecla "START". La luz indicadora (roja) "AUTO" comenzará a titilar y

la hora del día remplazará la hora del "Auto Start" en la pantalla.

NOTA: Si desea revisar la hora de inicio del programa "AUTO”, oprima el botón "CLOCK/A. Start" y la hora de inicio "AUTO" aparecerá en la pantalla

(durante unos pocos segundos). Luego el reloj volverá a la hora del día.


Reloj de hora del día config. a las


Hora de inicio Auto Start config. para la


Nivel de energía configurado a


Tiempo de cocción configurado para


El programa de cocción finaliza a las


Al finalizar el programa escuchará (5 veces) una señal sonora que indica la finalización.

16.Traba de seguridad para niños:

Le permite trabar todas las funciones del horno microondas para evitar que los niños sin

supervisión operen la unidad.

a)Para activar la "traba de seguridad", oprima el botón "Stop/Clear" 5 veces. En la pantalla aparecerá la luz indicadora (roja) "LOCK".

b)Para desactivar la “traba de seguridad", oprima el botón "Stop/Clear" 5 veces. La luz indicadora (roja) desaparecerá de la pantalla.

17. Pregunta:

Le permite ver la hora del día mientras la unidad está operando.

a) Para ver la hora del día (durante la operación) oprima una vez el botón "CLOCK/A. Start". Aparecerá la hora del día en la pantalla (durante 2 segundos) antes de regresar al conteo regresivo original del programa

NOTA: Una vez que se ejecuta el programa y no se realiza otra actividad dentro de los

5 minutos posteriores, la unidad regresará de manera automática (por preprogramación)

a la hora del día. Se escuchará una señal sonora que marca la finalización de dicha acción.


11.Do not cover or block any ventilation openings on the oven.

12.Do not store or use this appliance outdoors.

13.Do not use this oven near water, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

14.Do not immerse cord or plug in water.

15.Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

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

17.When cleaning door and oven surfaces that meet when door is closed, use only mild, non abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth. (See "Cleaning Instructions").



The oven must be level.

The glass turntable and turntable roller guide must be in the oven at all times during cooking.

Gently place cookware on the turntable and exercise caution during handling to avoid possible breakage.

The oven has several built-in safety switches to ensure that the power remains off when the door is open. NOTE: Do not tamper with these switches.

Do not operate the microwave oven empty. Operating the microwave oven with no food or food that is extremely low in moisture can cause fire, charring and/or sparking.

Do not cook foods directly on the turntable. Excessive local heating of the turntable may cause the turntable to break.

Do not heat baby bottles or baby food in the microwave oven. Uneven heating may occur and could cause physical injury.

Do not heat narrow-necked containers or bottles.

Do not attempt to deep-fry in microwave oven.

Do not do home canning in this microwave oven as it is impossible to be sure all contents of the jar reached boiling temperature.

Do not use this microwave oven for commercial purposes. This microwave oven is made for household use only.

To prevent delayed eruptive boiling of hot liquids and beverages and prevent possible scalding, stir liquids and beverages before placing the container in the oven and again halfway through the cooking time. Let stand in the oven for a short time and stir again before removing the container.




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 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.

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. If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-pronged grounding plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord shall be equal to or greater than the electrical rating

of the appliance.


Danby DMW1400W User Manual

Materials you can use in microwave oven

Materials to be avoided in microwave oven


Countertop Installation

1. Select a level surface that provides enough open space for air intake and/or outlet vents.

A minimum clearance of 7.5 cm (3") is required between the oven and any adjacent wall. One side must be open.

Leave a minimum clearance of 30 cm (12") above the oven.

Do not remove the legs from the bottom of the oven.

Blocking the air intake and/or outlet openings can damage the oven .

Place the oven as far away as possible from radios and TV's.

Operation of microwave oven may cause interference to your radio or TV reception.

2.Plug your oven into a standard 120-volt/60-Hz household outlet. Be sure the electrical circuit is

protected by a fuse and/or circuit breaker of at least 15 amperes and that your microwave oven is the only appliance on the circuit.

WARNING: Do not install this oven over a range, cook-top, or other heat-producing appliance. If installed near or over a heat source, the oven could be damaged and void the manufacturers warranty.


Remove the oven and all materials from the carton.

Your oven includes the following accessories:

• Glass Turntable


• Glass Turntable Hub


• Glass Turntable Roller Guide


• Instruction Manual (English/French/Spanish) 1


Safety interlock system: Shuts off oven power if door is opened during operation


1.Place the roller rest on the cavity bottom.

2.Make sure the turntable shaft is installed inside the hole in the (center) cavity bottom.

3.Place the turntable on top of the roller rest as shown in the diagram. Make sure the turntable hub is properly positioned on the turntable shaft.

Never place the turntable upside down. The turntable should never be restricted.

Both turntable and roller rest must always be used during cooking.

All foods and containers of food should always be placed on the turntable for cooking.

When cooking is finished the light and fan turn off automatically, followed by an

end of cooking signal. (5 beeps)

The turntable is designed to rotate in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction; this is normal.

If turntable or roller rest cracks or breaks, contact your nearest authorized service center.

Remove all packing material and accessories. Examine the oven for any damage such as dents or broken door. Do not install the oven if it is damaged.

NOTE: This unit is designed to operate on a 120-volt/60-Hz AC circuit. Cabinet: Remove any protective film found on the cabinet surface.

Do not remove the light brown Mica cover that is screwed to the oven cavity (right side wall) to protect the magnetron.




The advantages of microwave cooking are speed and efficiency.

For warming, heating, and defrosting, nothing compares. Here are a few tips that will make microwave cooking easier and more enjoyable.

Microwave Cooking Principles:

Because microwave cooking requires only one-quarter to one-third the time of conventional cooking, the same cooking principles become even more important.


During microwave cooking, the cooking time is dependent on the amount of food placed inside the oven. If you double the recipe, plan on doubling the cooking time.


Dense foods, such as potatoes, need more cooking time as it takes longer for microwave energy to penetrate and conduct heat through them.

Shape and Size:

Cut food into uniform shapes and sizes for even cooking. When cooking irregular shapes (such as chicken pieces), place the thicker parts to the outer edge of the dish.

Cooking Time:

Food high in moisture, sugar or fat cook faster. Add a minimum amount of liquid to moisten foods. An excess amount of water will slow the cooking process.

Starting Temperature:

Frozen or refrigerated foods take longer to microwave than food at room temperature.

Delicate Ingredients:

Delicate foods such as eggs, cheese, mayonnaise, etc., cook very quickly, and should be watched carefully.

Microwave Cooking Techniques:

Arranging: Arrange food in a circular pattern, with denser, thicker portions facing toward the outer edge of the dish.

Piercing: Pierce the membrane of foods such as eggs, oysters, snails, sausages, liver, clams and whole vegetables, so they do not burst.

Re-heating: Cooked foods reheat extremely well using a lower power level of microwave energy. Place denser foods near the outer edge of the dish when re-heating.

Covering: Most foods will cook and reheat better when covered. Keep the cover loose (not tight) Always pierce plastic wraps to allow steam to vent.

Stirring: It is recommended to occasionally stir foods during cooking, as this will help food cook more quickly and evenly.

Turning Over: To promote even cooking, turn larger solid items such as roasts or baked potatoes over, halfway through the cooking time.

Standing Time: Foods continue cooking even after removal from the oven. Standing time is necessary to allow foods to complete cooking/defrosting.

Converting Recipes: Microwave recipes will likely call for less liquid and cooking time than conventional cooking.

Microwave Thermometers: For best results, a microwave-safe thermometer can be carefully and properly inserted into the food. Keep in mind that standing time is essential for most food to reach its proper serving temperature.



Some problems are minor in nature and can be easily rectified. Compare the problem you are having against the chart below and try the "possible remedy" to resolve the problem. If the microwave oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest authorized service center. (or call our Toll Free Line at: 1 800 26 DANBY)



• Exterior

The outside surface (cabinet) is painted. Clean the outer cabinet with mild soap and water. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any type of household or abrasive cleaner.

Wipe the oven window on both sides with a damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters. Wipe the front side of the door with a cloth dampened slightly with water only. Dry with a soft cloth. Do not scrub or use any chemical cleaners. Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth. Avoid the use of spray cleaners and other harsh cleaners as they may stain, streak or dull the door surface.

• Interior

Cleaning is easy because little heat is generated on the interior surfaces;

To clean the interior surfaces, use a soft cloth and water. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE OR HARSH CLEANERS OR SCOURING PADS. For heavily soiled areas, use baking soda or a mild soap. Wipe thoroughly with a cloth soaked in hot water. NEVER SPRAY OVEN CLEANERS DIRECTLY ONTO ANY PART(S) OF THE OVEN CAVITY.

• Glass Turntable/Turntable Support

The turntable and turntable support can be removed for easy cleaning. Wash them in mild, sudsy water. For stubborn stains use a mild cleanser and non-abrasive scouring sponge. They can also be washed in your dishwasher. Use upper rack of dishwasher. The turntable motor shaft is not sealed, so excess water or spills should be wiped up immediately.


For easy reference, we suggest you attach a copy of your sales slip/receipt to this page, along with the following information that can be found on the manufacturer’s nameplate located on the exterior rear wall of the microwave oven.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Date of Purchase:

Place of Purchase:

This information will be necessary if your unit is ever in need of servicing and/or for general purpose inquiries. To contact a Danby Customer Service Representative, call toll free at: 1 800 26 DANBY


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