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GE JE1590 Owner's Manual

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Safety Information
Adapter Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Arcing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Extension Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Grounding Instructions . . . . . . . 6
Important Safety
Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Microwave-Safe Cookware . . . . . 5
Precautions to Avoid Possible
Exposure to Excessive
Microwave Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Operating Instructions
Best Method of
Cooking Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Changing Power Level . . . . . . . 13
Combination Features . .10, 18, 19
Convection Features . . . 10, 17, 19
Cooking Options . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Cookware Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Features of Your Oven . . . . . 8, 9
Microwave Terms . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Other Features . . . . . . . . . . .21, 22
Beeper Volume . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Child Lock-Out . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Cooking Complete
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Display ON/OFF . . . . . . . . . .22
Display Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
OFF/CLEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
START/PAUSE . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Sensor Microwave
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–16
Time and Auto
Microwave Features . . . . 9, 11, 12
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
#
#
You can find them on a label
when the door is open.
Care and Cleaning
Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Troubleshooting Tips
Things That Are Normal
With Your Microwave Oven . . . 27
Consumer Support
Product Registration . . . . . 29, 30
Consumer Support . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
3828W5A3768
164D3370P333
Owner's
Manual
JE1590
49-40406
10-03 JR

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  • Page 1

    Troubleshooting Tips Before You Call For Service . . . 26 Things That Are Normal With Your Microwave Oven . . . 27 Consumer Support Product Registration ..29, 30 Consumer Support . . Back Cover Warranty .

  • Page 2: Microwave Energy

    — Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a special microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.

  • Page 3: Arcing

    Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers— for example, closed jars—are able to explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. Such use of the microwave oven could result in injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).

  • Page 4: Foods

    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.

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    Do not operate the oven without the turntable and the turntable support seated and in place. The turntable must be unrestricted so it can rotate. 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 dinnerware which does not have metallic trim or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used.

  • Page 6: Extension Cords, Grounding Instructions

    If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower sound may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too. If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall outlet, it is...

  • Page 7: Adapter Plugs

    ADAPTER PLUGS Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be disconnected infrequently. Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of an adapter plug. However, if you still elect to use an adapter, where local codes permit, a TEMPORARY CONNECTION may be made to a properly grounded 2-prong wall receptacle by the use of a UL listed adapter which is available at most local hardware stores.

  • Page 8

    Shelf. Use when convection or combination cooking. (Do not use when microwave cooking.) Optional Accessories: Available at extra cost from your GE supplier. Choose the appropriate Installation Kit below to convert this oven to a built-in wall oven. For 27″ installations:...

  • Page 9

    About the cooking features of your microwave/convection oven. You can cook by microwave, convection or combination. Cooking Controls Microwave Cooking Time and Auto Features Press TIME COOK Press once or twice EXPRESS cook/Add 30 sec. DEFROST Press once (Time) Press twice (Auto) POWER level Sensor Features Press...

  • Page 10: Cooking Options

    Available cooking options. Microwave Cooking Your oven uses microwave energy to cook by a set time or weight, or automatically by sensor. Sensor microwave works by detecting the increasing humidity released during cooking. The oven automatically adjusts the cooking time to various types and amounts of food. Cooking Method Microwave energy is distributed evenly...

  • Page 11

    About the time and auto microwave features. Time Cook T IME COOK Time Cook I Allows you to microwave for any time URN TO ELECT between 15 seconds and 95 minutes. USH TO NTER Power level 10 (High) is automatically set, but you may change it for more flexibility.

  • Page 12

    About the time and auto microwave features. Time Defrost D EFROST Use Time Defrost to defrost for a selected length of time. URN TO ELECT Press the DEFROST button. USH TO NTER Turn the dial to select the time you want.

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    Variable power levels add flexibility to microwave cooking. The power levels on the microwave oven can be compared to the surface units on a range. Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain percent of the time. Power level 7 is microwave energy 70% of the time.

  • Page 14

    Never use tight sealing plastic containers—they can prevent steam from escaping and cause food to overcook. Vented Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing food in the oven. Beads of moisture turning into steam can mislead the sensor.

  • Page 15

    Cook C OOK Place covered food in the oven and close the door. Press the COOK button. SELECT FOOD TYPE appears in the URN TO ELECT display. USH TO NTER Turn the dial to the desired food type. Press to enter. See the Sensor Food Type Guide below for specific foods and instructions.

  • Page 16

    About the sensor microwave features. Popcorn P OPCORN To use the Popcorn feature: Follow package instructions, using Use only with prepackaged Time Cook if the package is less than microwave popcorn weighing 1.5 ounces or larger than 3.5 ounces. 1.5 to 3.5 ounces. Place the package of popcorn in the NOTE: Do not use this center of the microwave.

  • Page 17

    About the convection features. Convection cooking uses a heating element to raise the temperature of the air inside the oven. Any oven temperature from 225°F to 450°F may be set. A fan gently circulates this heated air throughout the oven, over and around the food, producing golden brown exteriors and rich, moist interiors.

  • Page 18

    About the combination features. Combination Cooking offers the best features of microwave energy and convection cooking. Microwaves cook food fast and convection circulation of heated air browns foods beautifully. Any oven temperature from 225°F to 450°F may be set. For Best Results… Always use the shelf when combination cooking.

  • Page 19: Cookware Tips

    Cookware tips. Convection Cooking Metal Pans are recommended for all types of baked products, but especially where browning or crusting is important. Dark or dull finish metal pans are best for breads and pies because they absorb heat and produce crisper crust. Shiny aluminum pans are better for cakes, cookies or muffins because these pans reflect heat and help produce a light tender crust.

  • Page 20

    Select the best method of cooking. Use the following guide to select the best method of cooking. Specific recipes can be adapted to any method of cooking. ❶ — Best method Foods — Alternate method Appetizers — Not recommended Beverages Sauces and Toppings Soups and Stews Meats...

  • Page 21: Child Lock-out, Clock, Reminder, Off/clear, Start/pause, Timer

    About the other features. Cooking Complete Reminder To remind you that you have food in the oven, the oven will display YOUR FOOD IS READY and beep once a minute until you Clock LOCK Press to enter the time of day or to check the time of day while cooking.

  • Page 22: Beeper Volume, Display On/off, Display Speed

    About the other features. Beeper Volume PTIONS The beeper sound level can be adjusted. Press the OPTIONS button once and turn the dial to select mute to loud. Press the URN TO ELECT dial to enter. USH TO NTER Display ON/OFF PTIONS Use to turn your clock display on or off.

  • Page 23: Microwave Terms

    Microwave terms. Term Definition Arcing Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by: the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the microwave walls. metal or foil touching the side of the oven. foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas). metal such as twist-ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.

  • Page 24

    Remember, do not operate the oven without the turntable and support in place. How to Clean the Outside Do not use cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol on the microwave oven. Ammonia or alcohol can damage the appearance of the microwave. Case Clean the outside of the microwave with a sudsy cloth.

  • Page 25

    Stainless Steel Do not use a steel-wool pad; it will scratch the surface. To clean stainless steel surfaces, use a hot, damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable for stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean, hot, damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with a dry, clean cloth.

  • Page 26: Before You Call For Service

    200°F. What To Do • Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. • Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in. • Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet. • Open the door and close securely.

  • Page 27: Things That Are Normal With Your Microwave Oven

    Things That Are Normal With Your Microwave Oven Steam or vapor escaping from around the door. Light reflection around door or outer case. Dimming oven light and change in the blower sound at power levels other than high. Dull thumping sound while oven is operating.

  • Page 28

    Notes.

  • Page 29

    You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs. Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at for more information. *All brands covered, up to 20 years old, in the continental U.S.

  • Page 30

    Year * Please provide your e-mail address to receive, via e-mail, discounts, special offers and other important communications from GE Appliances (GEA). Check here if you do not want to receive communications from GEA’s carefully selected partners. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS CARD DOES NOT DIMINISH YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS.

  • Page 31: Warranty

    Any part of the microwave oven which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. From the date of the During this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home original purchase service to replace the defective part.

  • Page 32: Product Registration

    Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for...

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