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Model
KCMC155J
3828W5A1492/8172191
U s e & C a r e G u i d e
www.kitchenaid.com
A Note to You ............................................2
Microwave Oven Safety ..........................3
Installation Instructions............................5
Microwave cooking tips ........................7
Radio interference ................................9
Oven utensils guide ..............................9
or cookware ............................................10
Operating tips ......................................10
Electrical connection ..........................10
Microwave oven features....................11
Control panel features ........................12
Using PERSONAL CHOICE ................13
Built-in kits............................................13
Setting the clock..................................14
Using the minute timer........................14
Using Your Microwave Oven ................15
cook cycle ................................................16
Using CUSTOM DEFROST ................17
Using manual defrost ..........................17
Defrosting tips......................................17
Using EASY START..............................18
Using Warm Hold ................................18
Auto Sensor Cooking ............................19
Using AUTO SENSOR COOK ............19
Sensor cooking chart ..........................19
Sensor reheating chart........................20
Sensor popcorn chart ........................20
Custom convection cooking ..............21
Using the drip pan ..............................21
Raising (proofing) bread......................22
cooking ................................................22
Custom broil cooking ..........................22
Helpful hints for broiling......................23
Auto convection cooking ....................23
Questions and Answers ........................27
Troubleshooting ......................................28
Warranty ..................................................30
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Custom broil cooking ......22 Helpful hints for broiling......23 Auto convection cooking ....23 Caring for Your Microwave Oven ..26 Questions and Answers ......27 Troubleshooting ........28 Requesting Assistance or Service..29 Warranty ..........30 1•800•422•1230 Call our Customer Interaction Center with questions or comments. 3828W5A1492/8172191 www.kitchenaid.com...
  • Page 2: Microwave Oven

    Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID appliance! KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly.
  • Page 3: Microwave Oven Safety

    Microwave Oven Safety Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 4: Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure To Excessive Microwave Energy

    Microwave Oven Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • – Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath the microwave oven. bags before placing bag in oven. • – If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep Do not mount microwave oven over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance.
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Before you begin operating the oven, carefully read the following instructions. 1. Empty the microwave oven. Clean the inside with a soft, damp cloth. Check for damage such as a door that isn’t lined up correctly, damage around the door, or dents inside the oven or on the exteri- or.
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    Installation Instructions Electrical requirements GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS • For all cord connected appliances: Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or The microwave oven must be grounded. In the serviceman install an outlet near the microwave oven. event of an electrical short circuit, grounding •...
  • Page 7: Getting To Know Your Microwave Oven

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows you the basics you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you use your oven. How your microwave oven How combination cooking works works...
  • Page 8: Arranging Food

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Starting temperature of food • The length of the standing time depends on how much food you are cooking and how dense it is. • The lower the temperature of the food being put Sometimes it can be as short as the time it takes into the microwave oven, the longer it takes to you to remove the food from the oven and take it to...
  • Page 9: Radio Interference

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Cooking you should not do in your Oven utensils guide microwave oven You can use a variety of utensils and materials in • Do not do canning of foods in the oven. Closed your microwave-convection oven. To prevent dam- glass jars may explode, resulting in damage to the age to utensils and your oven, choose appropriate oven.
  • Page 10: Testing Your Dinnerware Or Cookware

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven • When you use a browning dish, the browning Testing your dinnerware dish bottom must be at least ⁄ in. (5 mm) above the turntable. Follow the directions supplied with or cookware the browning dish. Test dinnerware or cookware before using.
  • Page 11: Microwave Oven Features

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Microwave oven features Your microwave oven is designed to make your Cooking Guide Label. cooking experience enjoyable and productive. To help Model and Serial Number Plate. get you up and running quickly, the following is a list Convection Rack.
  • Page 12: Control Panel Features

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Control panel features Your microwave oven control panel lets you select a desired cooking function quickly and easily. The following is a list of all the Command pads located on the control panel. For more information on these features, see “Using your microwave oven”...
  • Page 13: Using Personal Choice

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Control panel features Using PERSONAL CHOICE (cont.) You can select or change the following functions or Interrupting cooking displays by touching PERSONAL CHOICE: You can stop the oven during a cycle by opening the Function Choice door.
  • Page 14: Setting The Clock

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Setting the clock Using the minute timer When you first plug in your microwave oven, the You can use your microwave oven as a kitchen timer. display shows “ : ”. If the electric power ever goes off, the display will again show “...
  • Page 15: Using Your Microwave Oven

    Using Your Microwave Oven This section gives you instructions for operating each function. Please read these instructions carefully. Cooking at high cook Cooking at different cook power powers 1. Put the food in the oven and close the 1. Put the food in the oven and close the door.
  • Page 16: Cooking With More Than One Cook Cycle

    Using Your Microwave Oven COOK POWER NAME WHEN TO USE IT • 50 = 50% of full power Medium Cooking ham, whole poultry, and pot roasts • Simmering stews • 40 = 40% of full power Melting chocolate • Heating bread, rolls and pastries •...
  • Page 17: Weight Conversion Chart

    Using Your Microwave Oven Weight conversion chart Using CUSTOM You are probably used to food weights as being in DEFROST pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound (for example, 4 ounces equals ⁄ pound [113.4 g]). You can defrost food by choosing a category and set- If the weight on the food package is in fractions of a ting a weight.
  • Page 18: Using Easy Start

    Using Your Microwave Oven Using EASY START Using Warm Hold EASY START lets you cook food for 30 seconds at wWARNING 100% cook power or, during any manual program, you can use it to add 30-second increments. Food Poisoning Hazard NOTES: Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour •...
  • Page 19: Auto Sensor Cooking

    Auto Sensor Cooking Your microwave oven has a sensor that detects Using AUTO SENSOR the humidity released by the food. The amount of humidity detected tells the oven how long to COOK cook or heat your food. The sensor is used by 3 special functions: AUTO SENSOR COOK, AUTO SENSOR REHEAT, and AUTO SENSOR To use AUTO SENSOR COOK:...
  • Page 20: Using Auto Sensor Reheat

    Auto Sensor Cooking Using AUTO SENSOR Using AUTO SENSOR REHEAT POPCORN AUTO SENSOR POPCORN lets you pop commercially 1. Put the food in the oven and close the packaged microwave popcorn with just one touch. door. NOTES: • Pop only 1 package at a time. 2.
  • Page 21: Convection And Combination Cooking

    Convection and Combination Cooking Custom convection Helpful hints for cooking convection cooking • For best results, place food on the Convection To preheat the oven for convection Rack. cooking, follow steps 1-3 below. • Do not cover Turntable or Convection Rack with alu- To convection cook without preheating minum foil.
  • Page 22: Raising (Proofing) Bread

    Convection and Combination Cooking 4. Touch Number pad to set desired Raising (proofing) bread cooking time in hours:minutes. You can use your microwave oven to proof bread. For example: For 1 hour, touch “1 0 0”. First proofing: 5. Touch START. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and loose- When cooking time ends, display will show ly cover with waxed paper coated with shortening.
  • Page 23: Helpful Hints For Broiling

    Convection and Combination Cooking Auto Convection (Preheat) Helpful hints for broiling Some Auto Convection recipes will prompt you to • Foods that are suitable for broiling should be preheat the oven prior to placing the food in the oven. tender, moderately lean, and less than 2 inches thick.
  • Page 24 Convection and Combination Cooking Auto Convection chart Meat chart BAKED SPECIALTY OTHER MEAT PORTION DONENESS GOODS FOODS FOODS AMOUNTS CHOICES Cookies Warm Hold Pizza- Beef Roast* 2-5 lbs Rare, Med-Rare, Frozen (.9 - 2.3 kg) Medium, Med-Well, Well Brownies Cornish Hens Pizza- Fresh Steaks...
  • Page 25 Convection and Combination Cooking Poultry chart Fish chart POULTRY PORTION AMOUNTS FISH PORTION AMOUNTS Chicken-Frozen Breaded Fish Fillet-Fresh .3 - 1.5 lbs (.1 - .7 kg) Chicken-Boneless .5 - 2 lbs (.2 - .9 kg) Fish Steak-Fresh .5 - 2 lbs (.2 - .9 kg) Chicken-w/Bone .5 - 3.5 lbs (.2 - 1.6 kg) Fish Fillet-Frozen...
  • Page 26: Caring For Your Microwave Oven

    Caring for Your Microwave Oven To make sure 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. Your microwave oven has a stainless steel interior. NOTE: Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool pads, Unlike painted steel interiors found in most other gritty wash cloths, some paper towels, etc., can...
  • Page 27: Questions And Answers

    Questions and Answers QUESTIONS ANSWERS Can I operate my microwave oven without the No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you turntable or turn the turntable over to hold a will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in large dish? your oven must fit on the turntable.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. If microwave does not operate, first check the following: •...
  • Page 29: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    Installation information For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Please include a daytime phone number in your KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: correspondence. KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Center c/o Correspondence Dept.
  • Page 30: Warranty

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine if another warranty applies.