Kenmore Circular Wave Microwave Instructions

Kenmore Circular Wave Microwave Instructions

P/N 316495105
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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Kenmore

Microwave Hood Combination Warranty
Kenmore One Year Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair.

This warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this appliance is ever used for other than private family purposes.

This warranty covers ONLY defects in material and workmanship, and will NOT pay for:

1. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
2. A service technician to clean or maintain the product.
3. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use within the warranty time period, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs, and bags.
4. Damage to or failure of the product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to the all instructions supplied with the product.
5. Damage to or failure of the product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of the product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the product.

Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies

Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

Microwave Oven Safety

Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your microwave oven. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:

DANGER: You will be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions immediately.

WARNING: You can be killed or Seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.

All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

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

A WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
• Read all instructions before using the microwaN4a oven.

• Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 5.

• The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 5.

• Install or locate the microwave over only in accordance with the provided installation instructions.

• Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and sealed containers, such as cbsed jars, can explode and should not be heated in the microwave oven.

• Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as described in this manual

• Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.

• As with any appliance, dose supervision is necessary when used by children.

• Do not operate the microwave oven if it has damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• In microwave oven should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Call an authorized service company for examinatbn, repair, or adjustment.
• See door surface cleaning instructions in the “Caring for Your Microwave Oven” section.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: – Do not overcook food. Carefully an.d to the microwave oven when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the ovento facilitate cooking. – Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bags in oven. – If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the f use or circuit breaker panel. – Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper product, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.
• This Microwave Oven is suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking equipment.
• This Microwave Oven is intended to be used above ranges with a maximum width of 36 inches (91 cm).
• Clean Ventilating Hoods frequently – grease should not accumulate on hood or filter.
• When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
• Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, may damage the filter.
• Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not be inserted in the microwave oven, as they may create a fire or risk of electric shock.
• Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off the pad and touch electrical pa a risk of electric shock.
• Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven when Me microwave own is in operatMn.
• Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
• Do not store this microwave own outdoors.
• Do not use the microwave oven near water-for example, rear a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or similar location.
• Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
• Keep cord away horn heated surfaces.
• D t let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• Do not mount over a sink.
• Do cover racks or any other part of the oven with metal foil. Doing so will cause overheating of the overt
• Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able to overheat 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. , reduce the risk of injury to persons:
1) Do not overheat the liquid.
2) Stir the liquid before and halfway through heating
3) Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
4) After heating , allow the container to stand in the J-microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.
5) Um extreme caution when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY

(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open. Doing so 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:
(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 for a properly qualified service technician.

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
A 120-Volt, 60-Hz, AC-only,15 or 20-amp fused electrical supply is required.A time delay fuse is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only this appliance, is provided.

DANGER

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
. For all cord connected appliance:
The microwave oven 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. The microwave oven 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.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: Improper grounding can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if you do not understand the grounding instructions, or if you wonder whether the appliance is properly grounded. Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service technician install an outlet near the microwave oven. • For a permanently connected appliance This appliance has a short power supply cord to reduce the risk of anyone tripping over or becoming entangled in the cord. The microw4te oven must be connected to grounded, metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment grounding conductor should be run with the circuit conductors and connected tome equipment grounding terminal or lead on the microwave oven.

Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven

This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows the basics that you need to
know in order to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before using your oven.

HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS
Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave energy is not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and it is this heat Mat cooks the food.
Microwaves are like TV waves, radio waves, or light waves. You cannot see them, but you can see Me results of what they do.
A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves. The microwaves move into the oven where they canto. food as it turns on the turntable.

HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS

The glass turntable of your microwave oven leis microwaves pass though. The microwaves then bounce off a metal floor, back through the glass turntable, and are absorbed by Me food.

Microwaves pass through most glass, paper, and plastics without heating them, so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves bounce off metal containers so food does not absorb the energy.

RADIO INTERFERENCE
Using your microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV, or similar equipment. When there is interference, you can reduce it or remove it by:
• Cleaning the door and sealing surfaces of the oven.
• Adjusting the receiving antenna of the radio or television.
• Moving the receiver away from the microwave oven
• Plugging the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and receiver are on different branch circuits.

FOR THE BEST COOKING RESULTS
• Always cook food for Me shortest cooking time recommended. Check to see how the food is cooking. If needed, touch Add 30 Sec while Me oven 0 operating, or after the cooking cycle is over (see the ‘Add 30 Sec’ section).
• Stir, turn over, rearrange the food being cooked about halfway through the cooking time for all recipes. This will help ensure that the food is evenly cooked.
• If you do not have a cover for a dish, use wax paper, or microwave-approved paper towels or plastic wrap. Remember to loco bock a corner of the plastic wrap to vent steam during cooking.
•The metal shelf is used for cooking certain items and should be removed from the microwave oven when not needed. Do not store metal shelf in the microwave oven.

COOKWARE GUIDE
Most heal resistant, nonmetallic cookware is sate for use in your microwave oven. However,. lest cookware before using, follow these steps:
1. Place empty cookware in the microwave oven.
2. Measure I cup (250m1) of water in a glass measuring c, and place it in the oven beside the cookware.
3. Microwave on 1100% power for I minute. If the cookware is warm, rt should not be used for microwave cooking.

NOTE: Some dishes (melamine, some ceramic dinnerware, W.) absorb microwave energy, becoming too hot to handle and slowing cooking time. Cooking in metal containers, not designed for microwave use, could damage the oven, as could containers with hidden metal (twist-ties, foil lining, staples, metallic glow or trim).

OPERATING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Never lean on or allow a child to swing on the door when it is open.
• Use hot pads to handle food containers. Microwave energy does not heat containers, but the heat from Me food can make Me container hot.
• Do not use newspaper or other printed paper in Me oven.
• Do not dry flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, paper, gourds, or clothes in Me oven.
• Do not start a microwave oven when it is empty. This may shorten the life-span of the ave. To practice programming, put a container of water in the oven Sabre starting.
• Do not try to melt paraffin wax in Me oven. Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave oven because it allows microwaves to pass through it
• Do not operate Me microwave oven unless the glass turntable is securely in Place and can rotate freely. The turntable can rotate in either direction. Make sure the turntable is correct-side up in the oven. Handle your turntable with care when removing it from Me oven to avoid breaking it
• When using o browning dish, Me browning dish bottom must be at least 3/I6 inch above the turntable. Follow the directions supplied with the browning dish.
• Never cook or reheat a whole egg inside the shell. Steam buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst, and possibly damage the oven. Slice hard-boiled eggs before heating. In rare cases, poached eggs have been known to explode. Cover poached eggs and allow a standing time of one minute before cutting into them.
• For best results, stir any liquid several times during heating or reheating. Liquids heated in certain containers (especially containers shaped like cylinders) may overheat The liquid may splash during or after heating or when adding ingredients (coffee granules, tea bags, etc.). This can harm you or damage the microwave oven.
• Microwaves may not reach the center of a roast The heat spreads from the outer to the center cooked I areas, just as in regular oven cooking. This is one of the reasons Mr letting some Mods (for example, roast: or baked potatoes) stand Mr a while after cooking, or for stirring some foods during Me cooking time.
• D, not deep fry in the oven. Microwavable utensils are not suitable and it is difficult to maintain appropriate deep-frying temperatures.
• Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended cooking time, potatoes should be slightly firm because they will continue cooking during standing time. After microwaving, . potatoes sand for 5 minutes. They will fin. cooking while standing.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
If your electric power line or outlet voltage is less Man 110 volts, cooking times may be longer. Have a qualified electrician check your electrical system.

SPECIFICATIONS
Power Supply :120VAC,60Flz
Paled Power Consumption : 1550W
Microwave Output : 1000W
Rated Current : 14.0A
Overall Dirnensions1WP1P01 : 297/,, 1613/31, 1555
OvenCovityDimensionsiWY1P0) : 2055 x 9134. x I40/r
Capacity of Oven Cavity : 14 Cavity

*IEC 60705 RATING STANDARD
Specifications subject to change without prior notice.

MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES

MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES

The microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features:
1. Metal Shielded Window: prevents microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a screen to allow you to view food as it cooks.
2. Model and Serial Number Plate
3. Cooking Guide label

Cooking Guide label

4. Veil. Top
5. Glass Turntable: The turntable reverses rotation each time the microwave oven door is opened and closed. This helps cook food evenly. Do not operate the microwave oven without turntable in place. To Install:
1. Place Me support on the oven cavity bottom.
2. Place the glass turntable on the support. Ft the raised, curved lines in Me center of the turntable bottom between the three spokes of the hub. The rollers on the support should fit inside the lumtable bottom ridge.
6. Cook top Light
7. Grease Fillers: See ‘Caring for Me Fifers’ section.
8. Control Panel: Touch Me pads on this panel to perform all functions.
9. Charcoal Filler: (behind Vent TOP), See “Caring for the Filters’ section.
10. Wave guide Cover: DO NOT REMOVE.

NOTE: Not all models come w8h a charcoal filter.

CONTROL PANEL FEATURES
Your microwave oven control panel lets you select the desired cooking function quickly and easily. All you have to do is touch the necessary Command Pad. The following is a list of all the Command and Number Pads located on the control panel. For more information on these features, see the “Using Your Microwave Oven” section.

ONTROL PANEL FEATURES

CONTROL-PANEL

1. Display: The display includes a clock and indicators that show the time of day, cooking time settings, cook powers, quantities, weights and cooking functions selected.
la. TIMER: Icon displayed when timer is being set or running.
lb. COOK: Icon displayed when starting microwave cooking.
1c. DEFR: Icon displayed when defrosting food
1d. LOCK: Icon displayed M control lack.
1e. SEE MENU LABEL: Icon displayed when Me menu label inside the microwave oven needs be reference.
1f. PRESS START: Icon displayed when a valid functkm can be started.
lg. kg,oz,lb: Icon displayed when choosing the weight.

2. Time Cook: Touch this pad, followed by Number Pads,. set a cooking time.
3. Auto Cook: Touch this pad cook microwavable foods without entering a cook time or power.
4. Auto Reheat: Touch this pad to reheat microwavable foods without entering a cook time or power.
5. Popcorn: Touch this pad to pop one of three bag sizes of popcorn without entering a cook time or power. Remove metal rack before cooking popcorn.
6. Popcorn: Touch this pad reheat one, two or three slices of pizza without entering a cook time or power.
7. Veggies: Touch this pad t fresh or frozen vegetables without entering a cook time or power.
8. Defrost: Touch this pad, followed by Number Pods,. thaw frozen rm., poultry, ‘fish by weight
9. Potato: Touch this pad to cook up to four potatoes without entering a cook time or power.
10. Beverage: Touch this pad to heat one cup or two cup sized beverages.
11. Number Pads: Touch number pads to enter time, cook power, quantity, weight, or food category.
12a. START: Touch this pad to stop or restart a function.
12b. Add 30 Sec.: Touch this pad to cook for 30 seconds at 100% cook power, or to add extra time to your current cooking cycle.
13. STOP: Touch this pod to erase an incorrect command, cancel o program during cooking, or to clear the Display.
14. Kitchen Timer:Touch this pad to set the kitchen timer.
15. Power level: Touch this pad after the cook time has been set, followed by o Number Pad to set the amount of microwave energy released cook the food. The higher Me number, the higher Me microwave power or ‘cooking
16. Clock 8 Settings! Touch this pad to enter Me corn time of day or set options.
17. Turntable On/Off: Touch this pad to turn on or off the turn able during a cooking cycle OFF or ON will appear in the display.
18.Lite On/Nite/Off:Touch this pod to turn the light on high, nigh (low) or off.
19. Vent Hi/1Lo/Off:Touch this pod to turn Me vent on high, low or off.

Microwave Cooking Tips

Amount of Food
• If you increase or decrease the amount of food you prepare, the time. it takes to cook that food will also change For example, If you double a recipe, add a little more Man half the origin cooking time. Check for readiness and, if necessary, add more time in small increment.

Starting Temperature of Food
• The lower Me temperature of the food being put into the microwave oven, the longer it takes to cook. Food at room temperature will reheat quicker than food at refrigerator temperature.

Composition of Food
• Food with a lot of fat and sugar will heat faster Man food containing a lot of water. Fat and sugar will also reach Si higher temperature Man water in the cooking process. • The more dense the food, the longer it takes to heat ‘Very dame” food, like meat, ices longer to hoot than lighter, more porous food, 11161 sponge cakes.
Size and Shape
• Smaller pieces of food MI cook faster Man larger pieces Also, same shaped pieces cook more evenly than differently shaped pieces.
• With foods Mat have different thicknesses,the thinner ports will cook faster Man Me thicker ports. Place Me thinner ports of chicken wings and legs in Me center of the dish.
Stirring and Turning Foods
• Stirring and turning foods spreads heat quickly to the center of Me dish and avoids overcooking at the outer edges of Me food.
Covering Food
• our food to reduce splattering, shorten cooking times, and keep food moist
You can um any covering at lets microwaves pass through See “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven• for materials Mat microwaves will poss through
Releasing Pressure in Feeds
• Several foods (for example: baked potatoes, sausages, egg yolks, and some fruits) ore tightly covered by a skin or membrane. Steam con build up under Me membrane during cooking, causing Me food to bunt To relieve Me pressure and to with bursting, pierce them foods before cooking with a fork, cocktail pick, or toothpick.
Using Standing Time
• Always allow food to Vend, either in or out of the oven, offer cooking power stops. Standing time after defrosting and cooking allows be temperature to evenly spread throughout the food, improving Me cooking results. For inside oven standing time you can program a ‘0’ Power second stage of the cooking cycle. See Two-stage Cooking.
• The length of Me standing time depends on how much food you are cooking and how dense it is. Sometimes It can be as short as the time It takes to remove the food from Me own and take it to Me serving table. However, with a larger, denser food item, the standing time may M as long as 10 minutes.

Arranging Food
For best results, place food evenly on the plate. You can do this in several ways:
• If you are cooking several items of the same food, such as baked potatoes, place them in a ring pattern for uniform cooking
• When cooking foods of uneven shapes or thickness, such as chicken recasts, place the smaller or dinner area of the food towards the comer of Me dish where it will be heated last • Layer thin slices of moat on top of each other.
• When you cook or reheat whole fish score the skin – Mb prevents cracking.
• Do not let food or a container touch the top or sides of the own. This will prevent possible arcing. Arcing is o spark Mat can cause damage b Me oven interior.

Using Aluminum Foil
NOTE: Metal containers should not be used in a microwave oven. There are, however, some exceptions. If you hove purchased food prepackaged in an aluminum foil container, refer to the instructions on the package. When using aluminum foil containers, cooking times may be longer because microwaves will only penetrate the top of the food. When using aluminum containers without package instructions, follow these guidelines:
• Place the container in a glass bowl and add some water no that it covers the bottom of the container more than 1/4 in. (.60 cm). This ensures wen heating of the container bottom.
• Always remove the lid to avoid damage to the oven.
• Use only undamaged containers.
• Do not use containers taller than VA in. (1.9 cm).
• The container mutt be at least half filled.
• To avoid arcing, there must be a minimum of 1/4 in. (.60 cm) between the aluminum container and the walls of the oven and also between two aluminum container,
• Always place the container on the turntable.
• Shield, with small pieces of aluminum foil, parts of food that may cook quickly; such as wing tips and leg ends of poultry.
• Heating food in aluminum foil containers usually takes up to double the time compared to reheating in plastic, glass, china, or paper containers. The time when food is ready will vary depending upon the type of container used.
• Let food stand for 2 .3 minutes after heating . that heat is spread evenly throughout container.

Cooking you should not do in your microwave oven
• Do not put canned foods in the oven. Closed glass on may explode, resulting in damage to the overt
• Do not use the microwave oven to sterilize objects (baby bottles, etc.). It Is difficult to keep the oven at the high temperature needed for sterilization.

Using Your Microwave Oven
This section gives instructions for operating each function. Please read this section carefully.

CLOCK & SETTINGS (Control Panel Feature 16)
The microwave oven has settings that allow you to customize the operation for your convince. Below is
the table showing the various settings. Touch the Clock & Settings key multiple times to scroll to the desired setting function.

CLOCK & SETTINGS

SETTING CLOCK (Control Panel Feature 16)
The clock can be disabled when the microwave is first plugged in and the STOP key is selected. To re-enable the clock follow clock instructions.

SETTING CLOCK

SETTING CONTROL LOCK ON/OFF ( Control Panel Feature 16)

SETTING CONTROL LOCK ON OFF

USING CLEAN (Control Panel Feature 16)

USING CLEAN (Control Panel Feature 16)

TURNING SOUND ON/OFF (Control Panel Feature 16)

TURNING SOUND ON OFF

SETTING WEIGHT IB/KG (Control Panel Feature 16)

SETTING WEIGHT IB KG

SETTING DEMO MODE ON

SETTING KITCHEN TIMER (Control Panel Feature 14)

SETTING KITCHEN TIMER (Control Panel Feature 14)

 

USING VENT FAN (Control Panel Feature 19)

USING VENT FAN (Control Panel Feature 19)

USING COOKTOP LIGHT (Control Panel Feature 18)

INTERRUPTING COOKING

INTERRUPTING COOKING

SETTING TWO-STAGE COOKING

 

MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
For best results, some recipes call for different cook powers The lower the cook power, the slower the cooking. Each number from 1 to 9 stands for a different percentage of full cook power. The following table gives the percentage of cook power each number pad stands for, and the cook power name usually used. The table also tells you when to use each cook power. 1Follow recipe or food package instructions if available.

NOTE: Refer to a reliable cookbook for cooking times based on the 1,000 Watt cook power of your microwave oven.

MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS

 

USING AUTO DEFROST

Three defrost sequences are preset in the oven. The auto defrost feature provides you with the best defrosting method for frozen foods. The cooking guide will show you which defrost sequence is recommended for the food you are defrosting.

For added convenience, the Auto Defrost includes a built-in beep mechanism that reminds you to check, turn over, separate, or rearrange the food in order to get the best defrost results. Three different defrosting levels are provided:

def 1. MEAT
def 2. POULTRY
def 3. FISH

Available weight is 0.1-6.0 lbs

Available weight

NOTE:
The oven will beep during the DEFROST cycle. At this time, open the door and turn, separate, or rearrange the food.Remove any portions that have thawed. Return frozen portions to the oven and touch START to resume the defrost cycle.

OPERATING TIPS
• For best results, remove fish, shellfish, meat and poultry from its original closed paper or plastic package (wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold steam and juice close to the foods, which can cause the outer surface of the foods to cook.
• For best results, roll your ground meat into a ball before freezing. During the DEFROST cycle, the microwave will signal when it is time to tum the meat over. Scrape off any excess frost from the meat and continue defrosting.
• Place foods in a shallow container or on a microwave roasting rack to catch drippings. This table shows food type selection and the weights you can set for each type. For best results, loosen or remove covering on food.

OPERATING TIPS

 

Weight conversion table
You are probably used to measuring food in pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound (for example, 4 ounces equals 1/4 pound). However, in order to enter food weight in Auto Defrost, you must specify pounds and tenths of a pound.

If the weight on the food package is in fractions of a pound, you can use the following table to convert the weight to decimals.

Equivalent Weight

NOTE: If between two decimal weights, choose the lower weight for the best defrosting results.

AUTO DEFROST TABLE
NOTE: Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty cuts of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas shielded with foil at the beginning of the defrost sequence.
MEAT SETTINGS

MEAT SETTINGS

 

AUTO DEFROST TABLE (CONTINUED)
POULTRY SETTINGS

POULTRY SETTING

DEFROSTING TIPS
• When using Auto Defrost, Me weight to be entered is the net weight (the weight of the food minus Me container).
• Before starting, make sure to remove any and all metal twist-ties that often come wib frozen food bags, and replace them with strings or elastic bands.
• Open containers, such as cartons, before placing in Me oven.
• Always. or pierce plastic pouches or packaging.
• If food is foil wrapped, remove foil and place food in a suitable container.
• Slit the skin of skinned food, such as sau.ge.
• Bend plastic pouches of food to ensure even defrosting.
• Always underestimate defrosting lime. If defrosted food is still icy in Me center, return B b the microwave oven for more defrosting.
• The length of defrosting time varies according to how solidly the food is frozen.
• The shape of the package affects how quickly food will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than a deep beck.
• As food begins to defrost, separate the pieces. Separated pieces defrost more easily.
• Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such as chicken wings, leg tips, fish tails, or areas that start to get warm. Make sure Me foil does not touch the side, p, or bottom of Me oven. The foil can damage the oven lining.
• For better results, let food stand after defrosting. (For more information on standing time, see the ‘Microwave Cooking Tips’ section).
• Turn over food during defrosting or standing time. Break apart and remove food as required.

USING AUTO COOK (Control [Panel Feature 3)
USING AUTO COOK (Control [Panel Feature 3)

 

COOKING GUIDE FOR AUTO COOK

COOKING GUIDE FOR AUTO COOK

 

USING AUTO REHEAT (Control Panel Feature 4)

USING AUTO REHEAT (Control Panel Feature 4)

COOKING GUIDE FOR AUTO REHEAT

COOKING GUIDE FOR AUTO REHEAT

 

USING QUICK TOUCH
Your microwave has preprogrammed selections to cook food automatically.
SETTING POPCORN (Control Panel Feature 5)

SETTING POPCORN (Control Panel Feature 5)

 

SETTING BEVERAGE (Control Panel Feature 10)

SETTING BEVERAGE (Control Panel Feature 10)

 

SETTING PIZZA (Control Panel Feature 6)

SETTING PIZZA (Control Panel Feature 6)

 

SETTING VEGGIES (Control Panel Feature 7)

SETTING VEGGIES (Control Panel Feature 7)

 

SETTING POTATO (Control Panel Feature 9)

SETTING POTATO (Control Panel Feature 9)

 

Caring for Your Microwave Oven
In order to ensure that your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully.

For interior surfaces
For interior surfaces

CARING FOR THE FILTERS
The grease filters should be removed and cleaned often; at least once a month.
NOTE: Models are shipped for recirculating exhaust (To duct air outside reference the Installation Instructions book included with your microwave.). Some models have a disposable charcoal filter installed to help remove smoke and odors. Replacement filters are available from Sears by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned and should be replaced every 6 to 12 months.

Grease Filter

Charcoal Filter

 

REPLACING THE COOKTOP AND
OVEN CAVITY LIGHTS
The cooktop lights

The cooktop light

 

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things that you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you Will need help, call Sears Service at 1-800-4-MY-HOME.

MICROWAVE OVEN DOES NOT WORK

MICROWAVE OVEN DOES NOT WORK

Sears Service
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Congratulations on making a smart purchase.Your new Kenmore® product is designed and manufactured for
years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time.That`s when having a Master Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation.
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product. Here`s what the Agreement* includes:

– Parts and labor need to help keep products operating properly under normal use, not just defects.
Our coverage goes well beyond the product warranty. No deductibles, no functional failure excluded
from coverage – real protection.
– Expert service by a force of more than 10,000 authorized Sears service technicians, which means
someone you can trust will be working on your product.
– Unlimited service calls and nationwide service, as often as you want us, whenever you want us.
– “No-lemon” guarantee – replacement of your covered product if four or more product failures
occur within twelve months.
– Product replacement if your covered product can`t be fixed.
-Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your request- no extra charge.
-Fast help by phone- we call it Rapid Resolution – phone support from a Sears representative on all
products. Think of us as a “talking owner’s manual.”
– Power surge protection against electrical damage due to power fluctuations.
– $250 Food loss Protection annually for any food spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of any covered refrigerator or freezer.
– Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered product takes longer than promised.
– 10% discount off the regular price of any non-covered repair service and related installed parts.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service.
You can call anytime, day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
The Master Protection Agreement is a risk free purchase. If you cancel for any reason during the
product warranty period, we will provide a full refund.Or, a prorated refund anytime after the
product warranty period expires. Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today!

Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information in the
U.S.A. call 1-800-827-6655.

* Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For full details, call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.
Sears Installation Service For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. or Canada call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.

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