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Aluminum Foil And Metal; Microwave Cooking Power; Cook Time Set - KitchenAid KMBS104 Use & Care Manual

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MATERIAL
R ECOM M EN DATIONS
Plastic: Wraps,
Use those approved by the manufacturer
Bags, Covers,
for microwave oven use.
Dinnerware,
Containers
Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Silicone Bakeware
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Straw, Wicker,
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wooden
Containers
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
To Test Cookware
or Dinnerware
for Microwave
Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with
1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
Alum
hum Fol and Metal
Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur
and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some
models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
thermometers
may be used with the following guidelines:
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls,
ceiling or floor.
Always use the turntable.
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow contact
with another metal object during microwave cooking.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, non-approved
meat thermometers,
skewers, twist ties, foil liners such as
sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or silver trim or
a metallic glaze should not be used in the microwave oven.
M crowave
Cook ng Power
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent or name. For example,
70%=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/NAME
USE
100%, High
Quick heating convenience foods and foods
(default setting)
with high water content, such as soups,
beverages and most vegetables.
90%
Cooking small, tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
8O%
Heating rice, pasta or stirrable casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that need a
cook power lower than high. For example,
whole fish and meat loaf.
PERCENT/NAME
USE
Reheating a single serving of food.
70%,
Medium-High
60%
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as
lasagna.
50%, Medium
Cooking ham, whole poultry and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
30%, Medium-
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
Low, Defrost
precooked foods.
20%
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream.
10%, Low
Taking chill out of fruit.
Coo)< Time Set
Cook time may be set in the following increments, in minutes and
seconds:
INCREMENT
TIME SETTING
0:05
0:05-1:00
0:15
1:15-3:00
0:30
3:30-6:00
1:00
7:00-30:00
5:00
35:00-90:00
To Use:
1. Touch COOK TIME, then turn the dial to desired cook time
or
touch COOK TIME repeatedly to increase cook time. See
chart for time increments.
If cooking at 100% power, skip Step 2.
2. Touch COOK POWER, then turn the dial to the desired power
level
or
touch COOK POWER repeatedly to increase cook power.
3. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle
tones will sound, followed by reminder tones.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
The cook time may be changed at any time after touching START.
The dial may be used to increase or reduce cook time. The COOK
TIME pad will only add time.

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