Danby DMW1406W User Manual

Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9
CAUTION: Read and follow all safety rules and operating instructions before first use of this product.
MISE EN GARDE: Lisez et suivez toutes les consignes de sécurité et dutilisation avant la première
utilization de ce produit
Microwave Oven
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Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio USA 45839-0669
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Important Safety Information
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy 3 Safety Precautions 4 Special Notes About Microwaving 6
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave 10 The Controls on Your Microwave 11 Menu Cocking Guide 12 Timer Features 14 Changing the Power Levels 15 Defrost Guide 16 Menu Cooking 17 Other Features 20
Helpful Information
Microwave Terms 22 Care and Cleaning 23
If Something Goes Wrong
Before Your Call For Service 24
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Danby family.We’re proud of our quality products and we believe in dependable service.
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Start Here!.... Before using your Microwave
there are a few things you can do to help us serve you better...
Write down the model and serial numbers here. They are on a label located on the back of the oven.
Model number DMW1406W
Serial number ____________
Date purchased __ __________
It contains instructions to help you use and maintain your microwave properly.
If you received a damaged oven
Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the oven.
Best of all, you’ll experience these values each time you use your microwave. Thats important, because your new microwave will be part of your family for a long time.
Staple your receipt to the inside back cover of this manual. You will need it to obtain service under warranty.
Check the section titled If Something Goes wrong before calling. This section helps you solve common problems that might occur. If you do need service, you can relax knowing help is only a phone call away.
For your safety the
information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life. Do Not Attempt to operate this oven with the door open since opendoor operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks. Do Not Place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. 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.
The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except
properly qualified service personnel.
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.
the container is removed from the
Do not use this product near
for example, in a wet
To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, injury to persons or exposure of excessive microwave energy when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following sections.
Read and follow the specific Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy on page 3.
This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly grounded outlet. See Grounding Instructions section on page 9.
Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged power cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
Do not store this appliance outdoors.
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea can be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when
microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIOUID. To reduce the risk of injury to person: a. Do not overheat the liquid. b. Stir the liquid both before and
halfway through heating it.
c. Do not use straight-sided
containers with narrow necks.
d. After heating, allow the
container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.
e. Use extreme care when
inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container
Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance.
This microwave oven is specifically designed to heat, dry or cook food, and is not intended for laboratory or industrial use.
Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers– for example, closed glass jars- may explode and should not be heated in this oven.
water – basement, near a swimming pool or near a sink.
To reduce the risk of fire in
Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not immerse power cord or plug in water.
See door surface cleaning instructions in the Care and Cleaning section(s) of this manual.
This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.
See door surface cleaning instructions on page 23.
oven cavity:
Do not overcook food.
Carefully attend appliance if
paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven while cooking.
Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or plastic containers before placing them in the oven.
Do not use the oven for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when not in use.
Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers.
If materials inside oven should ignite, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off and disconnect the power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel. If the door is opened, the fire may spread.
If you se
e arcing, press
the START/STOP button
the heat around the
and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by:
Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
Only cook popcorn in your microwave oven using a special microwave popcorn accessory dish, unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.
Some products such as whole eggs (with shell), sealed containers, and closed jars will explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. Heating these products in the microwave oven could result in injury.
Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up inside egg yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold-rimmed dishes, in the microwave.
Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used in the microwave.
Operating the microwave with no food inside for more than a minute or two may cause damage to the oven and could start a fire. It increases magnetron and can shorten the life of the oven.
Foods with unbroken outer skin” such as potatoes, hot
dogs, sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other giblets, and egg yolks should be pierced to allow steam to escape before cooking.
bubble when they reach the
seconds before moving it or
Avoid heating baby food in
oven, allow the
Dont defrost frozen
pouches and boxes. To
to at least
Microwaved water and other liquids do not always
boiling point.
They can actually get superheated and not bubble at all.
Superheated liquid can bubble up when it is moved or when something like a spoon or tea bag is put into it.
To prevent this from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than 2 minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in the microwave for 30
putting anything into it.
jars, even with the lid off. Make sure all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding when warming formula. The container may feel cooler than the milk really is.
Always test the milk before feeding the baby.
Spontaneous boiling-Under certain circumstances, liquids may start to boil during or shortly after removal from the microwave oven. To prevent burns from splashing liquid, we recommend the following: before removing container from the container to stand in the oven for 30 to 40 seconds after the oven has shut off. Do not boil liquids in narrow-necked containers such as soft drink bottles, wine flasks and especially narrow-necked coffee cups. Even if the container is opened, excessive steam can build up and cause it to burst or overflow.
beverages in narrow-necked bottles (especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when opening any containers of hot food, including popcorn bags, cooking prevent possible injury, direct steam away from hands and face.
Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.
Cook meat and poultry thoroughly-meat to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160 F (71.1C).and poultry an INTERNAL temperature of 180 F (82.2C). Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against food borne illness.
Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is suitable for microwaving. Most glass casseroles, cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china dinner ware which do not have metallic trim or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware is labeled
suitable for microwaving.”
If you use a meat
thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled paper towels, napkins and waxed paper can contain metal flecks which may cause arcing or ignite. Paper products containing nylon or nylon filament should be avoided, as they may also ignite.
Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave ovens. Check the package for proper use.
Some styrofoam trays (like those that meat is packaged on) have a thin strip of metal embedded in the bottom. When microwaved, the metal can burn the floor of the oven or ignite a paper towel.
Cookware may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. Pot holders may be needed to handle the cookware.
Boilable cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic should be slit, pierced or vented as directed by package. If they are not, plastic could burst during or immediately after cooking, possibly resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage containers should be at least partially uncovered because they form a tight seal. When cooking with containers tightly covered with plastic wrap, remove covering carefully and direct steam away from hands and face.
Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap can be used cover dishes in order to retain moisture and prevent spattering. Be sure to vent plastic wrap so steam can escape.
How to test for a microwave­safe dish:
1 Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a measuring cup filled with 1 cup of water
2 Set the measuring cup either in or next to the dish.
3 Microwave 1 minute at high.
If the dish heats, it should not be used for microwaving. If the dish remains cool and only the water in the cup heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.
outlet that is properly installed
to have
properly grounded
3. If long cord or extension cord is
Use foil only as directed in
this manual. TV dinners may
be mivrowaved in foil trays
high; remove
the tray to the box. When
using foil in the microwave
oven, keep the foil at least 1
inch away from the sides of
Follow these guidelines:
less than 3/4 the top foil cover and retur
the oven.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
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 power cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an
and grounded.
Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
If the outlet is a standard 2- prong wall outlet, it is your personal responsibility and obligation it replaced with a 3-prong wall outlet. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Do not use an adapter plug with this appliance. Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service technician install an outlet near the appliance. For best operation, plug this appliance into its own electrical outlet to prevent flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit breaker.
Plastic cookware designed for microwave cooking is very useful, but should be used carefully. Even microwave safe plastic may not be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as are glass or ceramic materials and may soften or char if subjected to short periods of overcooking. In longer exposures to over-cooking, the food and cookware could ignite.
1 Use microwave-safe plastics only and use them in strict compliance with the cookware manufacturer’s recommendations.
2 Do not microwave empty containers.
3 Do not permit children to use plastic cookware without complete supervision.
Power Supply Cord
1. A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
used: a) The marked electrical rating
of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
b) The extension cord must be a
grounding-type 3-wire cord, and The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter op or table top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
1 Door Safety Lock
4 Turntable Shaft
7 Control Panel
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may very from your model.)
2 Oven Window
Screen allows cooking to be viewed while keeping microwave energy confined in the oven.
3 Oven Air Vent
5 Roller Ring
6 Removable Glass
Turntable and support must be in place when using the oven. The turntable may be removed for cleaning.
(see page 11)
8 Door Release Button
Electronic Display:
Shows cooking time, power level,
set times, power level, weight or quantity
The Controls on Your Microwave Oven
indicators, timer and present time.
Menu Cooking: Baked potato, Beverage/Soup, Seafood, Popcorn, Frozen Dinner, Pizza, Fresh Vegetables, Reheat, Frozen Vegetables . (See “Menu Cooking on pgs 17 to 19)
Power: Use to set power level or select the kind of reminder signal.
Defrost by Weight: Touch to defrost food by weight; the oven automatically sets the defrosting time and power level.
Speed Defrost: Touch to defrost food by time; the oven automatically divides the defrosting time into periods of alternating defrost and stand time by cycling on and off.
More / Less: Adds or reduces the cooking time of menu cooking.
Timer : Timer operates independently, even while a program is running.
Number Pad:
of food.
Clock: Sets/Displays the current time.
Reset: Clears previous setting (if program has not
started or is paused).
Quick: Allows for one touch cooking.
Start/Stop: Starts, Stops, and resumes the program.
Menu Cooking Guide
Press Amount- Prog-Time Start
BAKED POTATO Then Press1 Press2 Press3 Press4
1 Potato 3min. 00 sec. 2 Potatoes-5min. 40 sec. 3 Potatoes-8min.20 sec.
*Times shown are for small to medium size potatoes (under 8cz)
Press 1 Press 2 Press 3 Press 4
Press 1 Press 2 Press 3 Press 4 Press 5 Press 6 Press 7 Press 8
POPCORN Press 1 Press 2
FROZEN DINNER Press 1 Press 2
1 Serving -1 min. 2 Serving -2 min. 3 Servings -2 min. 50 sec. 4 Servings -3min, 50 sec.
*5-70% portion time shown
.25 lbs - 1 min. 20 sec. .50 lbs – 2 min. 40 sec. .75 lbs – 3 min. 10 sec. . 1 lbs – 4 min. 10 sec.
1.25 lbs – 4 min. 30 sec.
1.50 lbs – 5 min. 00 sec.
1.75 lbs – 5 min. 30 sec. 2 lbs – 6 min. 00 sec.
3.0 oz – 1 min. 45 sec.
1.5 oz – 1 min. 35 sec.
1 Serving – 4 min. 15 sec. 2 Serving – 7 min. 30 sec.
*7-9 oz portion time shown
Menu Cooking Guide (Contd)
Press Amount-Prog-Time Start
FRESH VEGETABLES Then Press 1 Press 2 Press 3 Press 4 Press 5 Press 6
.25 lbs – 2 min. 30 sec. .50 lbs – 4 min. 00 sec. .75 lbs – 5 min. 40 sec.
1 lbs – 7 min. 10 sec.
1.25 lbs – 8 min. 45 sec.
1.50 lbs – 10 min. 20 sec.
PIZZA Press once
Press twice
Press 1 Press 2 Press 3 Press 4 Press 5 Press 6 Press 7
Press 1 Press 2 Press 3 Press 4 Press 5 Press 6
1 Serving – 55 sec.
(1 Normal or 2 Thin 1 Whole Pizza – 4 min. 30 sec. (Frozen)
5 oz – 18 secs. 10 oz – 35 secs. 15 oz – 50 secs. 20 oz – 55 secs. 25 oz – 1 min 10 sec. 30 oz – 1 min 30 sec. 35 oz – 2 min 00 sec.
.25 lbs – 2 min. 45 sec. .50 lbs – 4 min. 50 sec. .75 lbs – 6 min. 25 sec.
.1 lbs – 8 min. 20 sec.
1.25 lbs – 10 min.00 sec..
1.50 lbs – 12 min. 00 sec.
up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
is automatically
You may open the door during
Press the QUICK button once to
set the timer for 30 seconds or
Each subsequent press of the
Timer Cooking
1 Enter cooking time on the number pad.
2 Change power level if you dont want full power.(See Changing the Power Levels on pg.15).
1 Press QUICK button..
1 Select desired Menu Cooking program.
2 Select quantity and /or portion size on the Number pad.
3 Press MORE/LESS button to increase timer, press twice to decrease timer.
Operating Instructions
Cooking with the timer allows you to microwave or grill for 1 second
Full power(100%) set during microwave mode, but you may change it for more flexibility. (See “Changing Power Levels on pg.15).
This is a quick way to set the cook time from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.( Microwave only)
twice to set the timer for 1 minute
The MORE/LESS is a feature used with MENU COOKING (see PG. 17-19).
Pressing the MORE/LESS button once after a MENU COOKING program has been selected, will add time to the timer, pressing it twice in a row will remove time from the timer.
cooking to check or stir the food. Close the door and press START/QUICK START to resume cooking.
QUICK button will increase the cook time in 1 minute increments up to 10 minutes.
The oven will automatically start 2 seconds after the last press of the QUICK button.
l The PORE/LESS button is
l The time that is added or
only used before the program has started.
removed from the timer depends on the MENU COOKING program you have selected.
How to Change the
is microwave energy 20% of
food would cook before the inside
Here are some examples of uses
Power Level
Best Uses
Changing the Power Levels
1 Select program and/or enter cooking time. 2 Press POWER/MUSIC.
3 Select desired power level (see chart below)
1 Repeat above steps 1-3 for up to 4 separate cooking stages.
Number pad
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
% of Power
90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
Operating Instructions
Rest periods (When the microware energy cycles off) give
Power Level
The power level is changed immediately after entering the time for cooking.
Variable power levels add microwave flexibility to microwave cooking. The power level on the microwave oven can be compared to the surface units on a range. High 100% (or full power) is the fastest way to cook. Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain percent of the time. Power level Low the time. Power level Medium high’ is energy 80% of the time. At the default setting (High) it will cook faster but food may need more frequent stirring, rotating or turning over. Most cooking will be done on default (High). A lower setting will cook more evenly and need less stirring or rotating of the food. Some foods may have better flavor, texture or appearance if One of the lower setting is used. Use a lower power level when cooking foods that have tendency to boil over, such as scalloped potatoes.
time for the food to equalize or transfer heat to the inside of the food. An example of this is shown with power level 3-the defrost cycle. If microwave energy did not cycle off, the outside of the
was defrosted.
for various power level:
High / Default (100%)
Medium High (70-90%)
Medium 5-6 (50-60%)
Low 3-4 (30-40%)
Warm 1-2 (10-20%)
Fish, Bacon, Vegetables, boiling liquids.
Gentle cooking of meat and poultry; baking casseroles and reheating.
Slow cooking and tenderizing such as stews and less tender cuts of meat.
Defrosting without cooking; simmering;; delicate sauces.
Keeping food warm without overcooking; softening butter.
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