Emerson MW8991SB User Manual

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900W MICROWAVE OVEN

OWNER’S MANUAL

MW8991SB

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UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THIS DEVICE COULD VOID THE USER'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE IT.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE E X P O S U R E T O E X C E S S I V E MICROWAVE ENERGY

(a)Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-dooroperation 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 closes properly and that there is no damage to the following: (1) door (bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened) and/or (3) door seals and sealing surfaces.

(d)The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

CONTENTS

Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to

 

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

1

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

2

Safety Precautions .......................................

4

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

5

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

5

Care of Your Microwave Oven .....................

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How to Use Your Microwave Oven Safely ...

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Location of Controls .....................................

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

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

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Weight Defrost ....................................

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Time Defrost..........................................

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Cooking In One Stage..........................

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Auto Start ............................................

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Cooking in Two Stages.........................

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Defrosting/Cooking in Two Stages.........

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Quick Cook...........................................

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Stop/Cancel Button ..............................

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Auto Cook ............................................

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Child Lock ............................................

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Auto Cook Menu Chart ........................

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Memory ................................................

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Enquiry .................................................

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

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The Principles of Microwave Cooking ..

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Food Characteristics ............................

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Microwave Techniques.........................

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Hot Snacks and Appetizers..................

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

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

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Seafood................................................

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Eggs & Cheese....................................

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

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Soups...................................................

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Sauces.................................................

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Casseroles...........................................

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

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Pasta and Grains .................................

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

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Convenience Foods.............................

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Desserts...............................................

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Weight & Measure Conversion Chart.........

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

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Before You Call for Service ........................

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Limited Warranty ........................................

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns. Electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

1

Read all instructions before using

this appliance.

 

2

Read and follow the

specific

 

"PRECAUTIONS

 

T O A V O I D

 

P O S S I B L E

 

EXPOSURE TO

 

E X C E S S I V E

 

M I C R O WAV E

 

ENERGY"found on page 1.

3

This appliance must be grounded.

Connect only to a properly grounded

 

outlet.

See

 

"GROUNDING

 

INSTRUCTIONS"

 

found on page 5.

 

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, cook or dry food. It

 

is not designed for industrial or

 

laboratory use.

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As with any appliance, close

supervision is necessary when used

 

by children.

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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 the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.

10 Do not cover or block any openings on this appliance.

11 Do not store or use 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.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

15 When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that come together when closing the door, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.

16Tocavity:reduce the risk of fire in the oven

(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-tiesfrom 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.

(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.

17 Do not use this microwave oven to heat corrosive chemicals (for example, sulfides and chlorides). Vapors from such corrosive chemicals may interact with the contact and springs of the safety interlock switches thereby rendering them inoperable.

18

Keep the waveguide cover clean at all

times. Wipe the oven interior with a

soft damp cloth after each use. If you leave grease or fat anywhere in the cavity it may overheat, smoke or even catch fire when next using the oven.

Never heat oil or fat for deep frying 19 as you cannot control the temperature and doing so may lead

to overheating and fire.

20 Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID. To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

a)Do not overheat the liquid.

b)Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.

c)Do not use straight-sidedcontainers 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.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

General Use

1Do NOT attempt to tamper with or make any adjustments or repairs to door, control panel or any other part of the oven. Do NOT remove outer panel from oven. Repairs should only be done by qualified service personnel.

2Do NOT operate the oven empty. The microwave energy will reflect continuously throughout the oven if no food or water is present to absorb energy.

3 If a fire occurs in the oven, touch the Cancel/Stop button and LEAVE THE DOOR CLOSED. Disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.

4Do NOT attempt to dry clothes, newspapers or other materials in the oven. They may catch on fire.

5Do 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 filaments should be avoided, as they may ignite.

6Some styrofoam trays (like those that meat is packaged on) have a thin strip of metal embedded on the bottom. When microwaved, the metal can burn the floor of the oven or ignite a paper towel.

7Avoid inserting nails, wire, etc. through any holes in the unit during operation. Never insert a wire, nail or any other metal objects through the holes on the cavity or any other holes or gaps, because such objects may cause electric shock and microwave leakage.

Utensils

1METAL CONTAINERS or dishes with metallic rims should not be used. Arcing may occur.

2METAL TWIST-TIESmay not be used in the microwave oven.

3Do NOT use SEALED JARS or NARROW NECK bottles for cooking or reheating. They may shatter.

4Do NOT use CONVENTIONAL THERMOMETERS in the microwave oven. They may cause arcing.

5Remove PLASTIC STORE WRAPS before cooking or defrosting foods in the oven.

6For FURTHER INFORMATION on proper cooking utensils, refer to the COOKING GUIDE on page 14.

Food

1Never use your microwave oven for HOME CANNING. The oven is not designed to permit proper canning. Improperly canned food may spoil and be dangerous to consume.

2COOKING TIMES given in the cooking guide are approximate. Factors that may affect cooking are starting temperature, altitude, volume, size and shape of food and utensils used. As you become familiar with the oven, you will be able to adjust for these factors.

3It is better to UNDERCOOK RATHER THAN OVERCOOK foods. If food is undercooked, it can always be returned to the oven for further cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be done. Always start with minimum cooking times.

4SMALL QUANTITIES of food or foods with LOW MOISTURE content can burn, dry out or catch on fire if cooked too long.

5Do NOT boil eggs in their shell. Pressure may build up and the eggs may explode.

6Potatoes, apples, egg yolks, whole acorn squash and sausage are some examples of food with NONPOROUS SKINS. These must be pierced before cooking to prevent bursting.

7POPCORN must be popped in a microwave corn popper. Microwave popped corn produces a lower yield than conventional popping. Do not use oven for popcorn unless popped in a microwave approved popcorn utensil or unless it’s commercially packaged and recommended especially for microwave ovens. Do not use oil unless specified by the manufacturer.

8 Do NOT attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.

9HEATED LIQUIDS can ERUPT if not mixed with air. Do not heat liquids in your microwave oven without first stirring.

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GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

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 inserted into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.

WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service personnel 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 three wire extension cord that has a three blade grounding plug, and a three slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord should be equal to or greater than the electrical rating of the appliance.

INSTALLATION

1.Steady, flat location: When positioning the microwave oven, it should be set on a steady, flat surface.

2.Ventilation: Do not block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat and eventually cause oven failure. For proper ventilation, keep three inches of space between the oven’s top, sides, rear and the area where the unit is to be installed.

3.Radio and TV reception: Poor television reception and radio interference may result if the oven is located close to a TV, radio, antenna, or antenna wire. Position the oven as far from them as possible.

4.Temperature and moisture: Keep the oven away from hot air, steam or splashing liquids when choosing a place to locate it, otherwise, the unit’s operation may be adversely affected, causing it to break down.

5.Power supply:

Check your local power source. This microwave oven requires a 120V, 60Hz power supply.

Use a receptacle that will accept the ground prong.

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

B.Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.

C.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-type3-wirecord, and (3) the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.

6.Examine the oven for any damage such as: Dents, a misaligned door, broken door or a dent in the cavity. If any of the above are visible, DO NOT INSTALL THE UNIT. Notify the dealer immediately.

When using a 3-prongedplug

3-prongedReceptacle

When using a grounding adapter, make sure the receptacle box is fully grounded.

Grounding Lead

Screw

Receptacle

3-pronged

Receptacle

Grounding

Receptacle

plug

Box Cover

Adapter

Box Cover

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CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN

1 Disconnectcleaning. the AC plug from the outlet before

2Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food spatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent may be used if the oven gets very dirty. The use of harsh detergent or abrasives is not recommended.

3The outside oven surface should be cleaned with soap and water, rinsed and dried with a soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven, water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation slots.

4 If the Control Panel becomes dirty or wet, clean with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives on Control Panel.

5 If steam accumulates on both sides of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high humidity conditions and this is not an indication of a malfunction in the unit.

6glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm, sudsy water or in a dishwasher.It is occasionally necessary to remove the

7The roller guide and oven cavity floor should be cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise. Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with mild detergent water or window cleaner and dry. The roller guide may be washed in mild, sudsy water or in the dishwasher.

Roller Guide

1The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.

2The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used for cooking together with the Glass Tray.

Glass Tray

1Do NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray in place.

2 Do NOT use any other Glass Tray with this oven.

3If the Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW IT TO COOL before cleaning it or placing it in water.

4 Do NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray.

 

 

HOW TO USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY

Although your oven is provided with safety features, it is important to observe the following:

a)It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.

b)Do not place any object between the oven face and the door or allow residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. Wipe the sealing area frequently with a mild detergent, rinse and wipe dry. Never use abrasive powders or pads.

c)When opened, the door must not be subjected to strain, for example, a child hanging on an open door or any load which could cause the oven to fall forward and cause injury and damage to the door. Do not operate the oven if it is damaged, until it has been repaired by a qualified person. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the following: i) Door (bent), ii) Hinges and Latches (broken or loosened), iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.

d)The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

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LOCATION OF CONTROLS

 

 

 

 

 

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1.Door latch-Whenthe door is closed, it will automatically lock shut. If the door is opened while the oven is operating, the magnetron will automatically shut off.

2.Door screen-Allowsviewing of food. The screen is designed so that light can pass through, but not the microwaves.

3.Oven cavity

4.Spatter shield-Protectsthe microwave outlet from splashes of cooking foods.

5.Safety interlock system-Preventsthe oven from operating while the door is opened.

6.Door seal-Thedoor seal maintains the microwaves within the oven cavity and prevents microwave leakage.

7.Glass cooking tray-Madeof special heat resistant glass. The tray must always be in proper position before operating the oven. Do not cook food directly on the tray.

8.Roller guide-Supportsthe glass cooking tray. Must always be in proper position before operating the oven.

9.Defrost Indicator

10.Microwave Indicator

11.Display

12.Clock Indicator

13.Child Lock Indicator

14.Auto Cook Indicator

15.Clock Button-Usedto set the clock or preset the auto Cook time.

16.Memory Function

17.AM/PM

18.+ 30 Seconds Function

19.Number 1-9

1-6Minutes Express Cook Function

20.Power Level-Usedto set a power level

21.Time Defrost Button-Usedto set the oven to defrost by a preset time.

22.Weight Defrost Button-Usedto set the oven to estimate the defrosting time by weight entered.

23.Stop/Cancel Button-Useto stop and/or cancel a cooking program.

24.High Cook Indicator

25.Low Cook Indicator

26.ML Indicator

27.Oz Indicator

28.Auto Cook Menu-Usedto select an Auto Cook program.

29.Start Button-Pressto start a cooking program

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OPERATION

Power

Ten power levels are available, to change the power level, press POWER repeatedly.

Level

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remarks: When a power between level 10-8is chosen, the high cook indicator is lighted and it will flash in operation. When a power between level7-1is choosen, the low cook indicator is lighted and it will flash in operation.

SETTING THE CLOCK

When the microwave oven is plugged into an outlet, the oven will display " 0:00 "

1. Press the CLOCK button; the hour digit will blink and the clock indicator will light.

2. Press the number keys to set current hour.

3. Press the number keys to set current minute.

4. Press AM/PM to choose AM or PM.

5. Press the CLOCK button again; the display will

show the present time. After the clock has been set, the time will appear with blinking colon, unless

the oven is cooking or defrosting.

NOTES:

To reset the present time in the display window when the oven is off, press the CLOCK button and reset.

If you make a mistake when setting the time, press the Stop/Cancel button.

To recall the actual time while the oven is cooking or defrosting, simply press the CLOCK button and the display will show the actual time for three seconds.

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OPERATION(CONTINUED)

WEIGHT DEFROST

WEIGHT DEFROST lets you easily defrost foods by eliminating guesswork in determining defrosting time.

The minimum weight for Auto Weight Defrost is 4 Oz and maximum weight is 100 Oz. Follow the steps below for easy defrosting.

1. Press Weight Defrost button, LED will display "dEF1"; when at the same time "Microwave", "Defrost" indicators will light.

2. Press the number keys to set desired weight; the Ounce indicator will light.

3. Press the Start button to start defrosting; the Microwave and Defrost indicators will blink and the display will countdown the remaining defrosting time in minutes and seconds. It will beep five times when defrosting is completed.

TIME DEFROST

TIME DEFROST will automatically set the oven to defrost at a time set by the user. The minimum time for Time Defrost is 1 second. The maximum time is 99 minutes 99 seconds. Follow the steps below for easy defrosting.

1. Press Time Defrost button, the Microwave and Defrost indicators will light and “dEF2” will appear in the display.

2. Press number keys to set the desired time.

3. The default microwave power is power level 3. If you want to change the power level, press Power button once, and the LED will display "PL 3", then press the number keys of the power level wanted.

4. Press the Start button to start defrosting; the Microwave and Defrost indicators will blink and the display will show count down the remaining defrosting time in minutes and seconds. It will beep five times when defrosting is completed.

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