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25 Litre Black Microwave

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    25 Litre Black Microwave K25MB12 instruction manual ENTER TIMER CODE AMT COOK TIME CLOCK MEM G LOCK popcorn baked potato pizza beverage frozen dinner reheat power timer cook cook by defrost by speed weight weight defrost clock reset start stop...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    contents safety warnings ........................4 unpacking ..........................9 getting ready ........................10 introducing microwave cooking ..................11 cooking with a microwave ......................11 checking your cooking utensils ......................12 using aluminium foil in your microwave ..................12 materials that can be used in the microwave .................13 microwave heating categories .......................14 steam .............................15 condensation ..........................15...
  • Page 4: Safety Warnings

    safety warnings general safety • Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing tools/attachments, after use and before cleaning. • Keep your fingers away from moving parts and fitted attachments. • Never use a damaged appliance. • Never operate the appliance when it is empty. • Keep the mains cable out of reach from children.
  • Page 5: Microwave Use

    warning : If the door or door seals are damaged, the microwave must not be operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service agent. • If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the microwave and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames. • If the mains cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified service agent.
  • Page 6: Cleaning Your Microwave

    warning : Only allow children to use the microwave without supervision when adequate instructions have given so that the child is able to use the in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use; DO NOT assume that because a child has mastered one cooking skill he/she can cook everything without close supervision.
  • Page 7 • Stop the microwave straight away if any item is causing sparks. • Remember that some crockery has a metal trim. Even this trim can cause sparks. containers warning : Pressure will build up in sealed containers and can cause them to explode. Therefore, do not use the following in your microwave: - Sealed containers - Capped bottles...
  • Page 8: Earthing Instructions

    caution! hot surface During cooking the outer surface will become hot. Do not touch the outer casing of the microwave. Care should be taken not to store any items on top of your microwave. earthing instructions warning: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. • This appliance is equipped with a mains cable having an earthed plug.
  • Page 9: Unpacking

    Thank you for purchasing your new Kenwood Microwave. These operating instructions will help you use it properly and safely. We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual in order that you fully understand all the operational features it offers.
  • Page 10: Getting Ready

    getting ready This microwave is designed for home use only. It should not be used for commercial catering. 1. After unpacking your microwave, check that it has not been damaged whilst in the box. Make sure there are no dents, and the door closes properly. A damaged microwave could allow microwave energy to escape.
  • Page 11: Introducing Microwave Cooking

    introducing microwave cooking Always remember the basic safeguards you would follow when using any cooking equipment or handling hot food. This page gives some of the basic guidelines for microwave cooking. If you are unfamiliar with using a microwave, there is more information at the back of this instruction manual. cooking with a microwave Cooking with a microwave is much faster than conventional cooking and, whilst you should make sure that food is fully cooked, you should be careful not to overcook it.
  • Page 12: Checking Your Cooking Utensils

    checking your cooking utensils Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cooking utensils are safe to use in your microwave. If made of plastic or glass, utensils will be marked as “microwave safe” or similar. If you are not sure and/or there is no microwave-safe marking on the utensil, do NOT use it in the microwave.
  • Page 13: Materials That Can Be Used In The Microwave

    materials that can be used in the microwave utensils remarks Aluminum foil Shielding only. Small smooth pieces can be used to cover thin parts of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking. Arcing can occur if foil is too close to oven walls.
  • Page 14: Microwave Heating Categories

    microwave heating categories Your microwave has been tested and labelled to meet the UK government’s voluntary agreement on the reheating of pre-cooked food. The heating characteristics and output power levels of microwaves are usually calculated using a relatively large portion of food (a 1000 gram load, IEC 60705) but many packs of pre-cooked food are sold in smaller packs, often about 350 grams.
  • Page 15: Steam

    steam When you microwave food, steam is created as water in the food heats up and evaporates. The steam formed during microwave cooking is entirely safe. It has to escape from the microwave to prevent pressure from building up inside the microwave. It does this through the vents on the back of the microwave and from around the door.
  • Page 16: Product Overview

    product overview the main unit control panel ENTER TIMER CODE AMT COOK TIME CLOCK MEM G LOCK popcorn baked potato pizza beverage frozen dinner reheat power timer cook cook by defrost by speed weight weight defrost clock reset start stop door open button the control panel ENTER...
  • Page 17: Checking Your Microwave

    checking your microwave Check your microwave after unpacking. For your safety, the microwave stops if the door is opened during cooking. Close the door and press the start/ stop button to continue the cooking cycle. 1. Press the door open button to open the door.
  • Page 18: Clock Setting

    clock setting When the microwave is connected to the mains power, the LED display will flash “:”. Please ensure that you have set the clock prior to use. Please follow the steps below to set the clock. 1. Press the clock button. 2.
  • Page 19: Oven Timer

    oven timer This feature allows you to set the timer for the microwave. Please ensure the clock has been set. For setting the kitchen timer, follow the steps below. 1. Press the timer button. 2. Press the buttons and enter numeric (0-9) the timer time.
  • Page 20: Setting The Child Lock

    setting the child lock This feature prevents the electronic operation of the microwave by locking the operation of the control panel until you have cancelled it. Please follow the steps below to set the child lock. 1. Press and hold the reset button for 3 seconds.
  • Page 21: Microwave Cooking

    microwave cooking For simple microwave cooking, follow the steps below. For instance: If you want to use 80% microwave power to cook for 20 minutes. 1. Press the buttons to enter the numeric (0-9) cooking time. For example, enter “2”, “0”, “0”, “0”...
  • Page 22: Multi-stage Cooking (standard)

    multi-stage cooking (standard) Some recipes require different stages of cooking temperatures. For two-stage cooking, please follow the steps below. You can set a maximum of 2 stages for multi-stage cooking. If defrosting is among one of the stages, then it will be set as the first stage. Auto cooking, quick start cooking and express cooking are not available in multi-stage cooking.
  • Page 23: Multi-stage Cooking (with Defrost)

    multi-stage cooking (with defrost) For 2-stage cooking with defrost, please follow the steps below. You can set a maximum of 3 stages for multi-stage cooking with defrosting as one of the stages. However, you will need to set defrosting as the 1st stage. Quick Cook (Auto Cook) and Cook by Weight are not available in multi-stage cooking.
  • Page 24: Speed Defrost

    speed defrost To quickly defrost frozen foods, follow the steps below. 1. Press the speed defrost button. 2. Use the buttons to enter the numeric (0-9) desired defrosting time. ENTER TIMER CODE AMT COOK TIME 3. Press the start/stop button to start defrosting.
  • Page 25: Cook By Weight

    cook by weight Some recipes require weight input to cook thoroughly. To cook by weight, follow the steps below. 1. Press the cook by weight button. 2. Press the buttons to enter the numeric (1-3) correct code (see table below). ENTER TIMER CODE...
  • Page 26: Defrosting By Weight

    defrosting by weight Some foods (e.g., weight) need to be defrosted according to their weight. To defrost by weight, follow the steps below. 1. Press the defrost by weight button. 2. Press the numeric (0-9) buttons to enter the weight (max. weight is 1800g). ENTER TIMER CODE...
  • Page 27: Quick Cook Settings (auto-cook)

    quick cook settings (auto-cook) This feature allows you to cook or reheat mot foods based on the food category automatically without having to enter the power level or time. auto-cook menu For full auto-cook details, please refer to the auto-cook menu table. for small portions: 1.
  • Page 28: Auto-cook Menu Table

    The density and thickness of food can affect its cooking time. Ensure all food is piping hot and cooked thoroughly before serving. It is essential that food is checked during and after the recommended cooking time, even if auto menu was used. auto-cook menu table weight /amount numeric...
  • Page 29: Cleaning Your Microwave

    cleaning your microwave Cleaning your microwave each time you use it will help to prevent a build up of stubborn marks that can be difficult to clean. Unplug your microwave from the mains and wait for it to completely cool down before cleaning. On the right hand side wall of the cavity is the wave guide cover.
  • Page 30: Frequently Asked Questions

    frequently asked questions If a problem does occur, it may often be due to something very minor. The following Q & A may be able to resolve the problem. questions answers why doesn’t the food seem to Check that: cook? • the cooking time has been set.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    K25MB12 input 230 - 240V~ 50Hz microwave output 900 Watts microwave frequency 2450 MHz outside dimensions 483mm x 390mm x 281mm (width x deep x height) power consumption microwave input 1300 - 1400 Watts Complies with EC directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
  • Page 32 Manufactured for DSG Retail Limited under a Trademark License from Kenwood Limited DSG Retail Limited is responsible for after sales service. If you have a query about the product please contact our product support line 0844 561 6263 (Currys).

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