Whirlpool GH7208XR Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool GH7208XR Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 ® SPEEDCOOK MICROWAVE OVEN WITH CONVECTION Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ...2 Model GH7208XR 8205283...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY...3 Electrical Requirements ...5 PARTS AND FEATURES...6 Oven Cavity Coating ...6 Microwave System – ACCUWAVE ® Technology...6 Grill Element ...6 Convection Element and Fan...7 Turntable ...7 ACCESSORIES ...7 Sizzle Pan and Handle ...7 Grill Rack ...7 Convection Rack...8 SUREMIST™...
  • 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

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. 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 THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    This manual may cover several different models. The model you have purchased may have some or all of the features shown here. The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from the illustrations in this manual. A. Oven door F.
  • Page 7: Convection Element And Fan

    Convection Element and Fan A. Protective screen B. Convection fan (behind screen) C. Convection element (behind fan) The oven’s convection system is composed of a convection element, which heats in conjunction with the convection fan for true convection cooking. The convection system is embedded in the wall of the oven cavity, behind the protective screen.
  • Page 8: Convection Rack

    Convection Rack The short convection rack is designed to be used with the convection element and fan for true convection cooking. See “Convection - Bake” and “Convection - Roast” sections. Place the convection rack on the turntable, and position dish with food on the rack.
  • Page 9: Oven Control

    The oven’s controls are accessed through its control panel and interactive touch display. NOTE: Due to the sensitivity of the control panel, we have provided special instructions for cleaning the panel as well as the touch screen display. See “General Cleaning” section for cleaning instructions. Control Panel The control panel houses basic controls and Quick touch controls.
  • Page 10: Main Menu

    The Main Menu is displayed on the default screen. Time / Temp / Cook Method Power Food Type Kids Menu From the Main Menu, all automatic cooking programs can be activated; all manual cooking can be programmed; settings can be adjusted; and instructions, preparation and tips can be accessed.
  • Page 11 6. On Poultry Breast screen, follow the instructions, then touch “Start Preheat.” Preheat and cooking time: 5 min While the Sizzle Pan preheats, the cooking animation and countdown are active in the display. 7. When preheating is finished, follow the instructions on the Preheat Finished screen, then touch “Continue.”...
  • Page 12: Settings & Info

    Settings & Info Oven features may be activated and/or changed, and display characteristics may be adjusted using the “Settings & Info” menu. Following is a brief description of each option. OPTION SETTING Clock Choose format: Standard or Military. Turn Daylight Savings on or off. Adjust time: set or hide clock.
  • Page 13: Display Backlight

    Display Backlight Display backlight may be set to reduce brightness or to turn off during sleep mode. Sleep mode is an energy-saving feature that darkens the display backlight after 2 minutes of inactivity. During sleep mode, only the time and date are visible, along with instruction to touch the screen to reactivate the Main Menu.
  • Page 14: Timer

    Timer The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to 99 minutes, 59 seconds, and counts down the set time. NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the oven. The Timer countdown can be seen in full screen or in minimized view.
  • Page 15: Night Light

    Night Light The Night Light control button turns on the cooktop light at the lowest setting. While the Night Light is on, the Light control may still be used to brighten the cooktop. When the cooktop light is turned off, the Night Light will still be on. The Night Light can be turned on or off only with the Night Light button.
  • Page 16: Cooking Guidelines

    Cooking Guidelines Covering Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If a lid is not available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved for microwave ovens may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned back at one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
  • Page 17: Aluminum Foil And Metal

    Aluminum Foil and Metal Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from the oven. Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur and cause damage to the oven.
  • Page 18: Manual Cooking

    Add 30 Seconds The ADD 30 SEC. control automatically starts the oven at 100% power for 30 seconds, and adds 30 seconds of cook time, up to 10 minutes, with each additional touch of the control. Time may be added in 30-second increments by touching ADD 30 SEC., or by minutes and seconds using the interactive touch screen display.
  • Page 19: Raising (Proofing) Bread

    METHOD COOK COOKWARE WITH Soften Microwaves Microwavable only Steam Cook Microwaves Microwavable; only SUREMIST™ steamer vessel Warm Hold Microwaves Microwavable only To Use: 1. Touch “Time/Temp/Power” on the Main Menu. 2. Select a method from the chart. 3. Follow instructions on the display to program cooking time, temperature and/or cooking power.
  • Page 20: Cooking In Stages (Or Steps)

    Manual cooking may be done in stages (or steps), up to 4 stages total. The first stage may be programmed using any of the manual controls. The stages may be reviewed at any time during programming and/or cooking by touching “Review Steps” on the touch screen.
  • Page 21: Preheating

    Preheating Preheating of the oven is programmed in some automatic convection and/or combination cycles. Preheating may be skipped after it has started by touching “Skip Preheat” on the touch screen. Preheating of the Sizzle Pan is programmed in many automatic cooking cycles.
  • Page 22: Reheat

    Reheat The Reheat menu has 8 main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Reheat (see “Time/Temp/Power Cooking” section). Beverage Casserole Leftover Dinner Plate Pizza Leftover Reheat uses only microwaves to heat the food. See “Cook Method Chart” for food item details, such as specific food items available, sensor functions and amounts.
  • Page 23: Melt

    Melt The Melt menu has 5 main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Melt (see “Time/Temp/Power Cooking” section). Butter/Margarine Caramel Cheese Melt uses only microwaves to melt your food. See “Cook Method Chart” for specific food items and amounts. To Use: Touch “Cook Method”...
  • Page 24: Boil & Simmer

    Boil & Simmer The Boil & Simmer menu has 4 main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Simmer Cook (see “Time/Temp/Power Cooking” section). Dried Pasta Brown Rice Fresh Pasta White Rice Boil & Simmer is a sensor function, and uses only microwaves to simmer your food.
  • Page 25: Steam Cook

    Steam Cook The Steam Cook menu has 4 main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Steam Cook (see “Time/Temp/Power Cooking” section). Fish Fillet Frozen Vegetable Fresh Vegetable Shrimp Steam Cook is a sensor function, and uses only microwaves to steam your food.
  • Page 26: Food Type Chart

    Use this chart as a reference for menu items available in the “Food Type: menu. FROZEN FOOD Frozen Entrée: Cook • Regular 8-20 oz (227-567 g) • Large 40 oz (1.1 kg) • Family Size 60 oz (1.7 kg) Pizza •...
  • Page 27 BEVERAGE & SOUP Beverage: Reheat • Reheat or Kids Menu (Hot Chocolate) Frozen Juice: Soften Soup, Frozen: Reheat Soup, Thick: Reheat Soup, Thin: Reheat GRAINS: PASTA/RICE Canned Pasta: Cook or Kids Menu Grits: Cook • Regular or Quick Instant Macaroni & Cheese: Cook or Kids Menu Pasta: Cook or Boil &...
  • Page 28: Cook Method Chart

    Use this chart as a reference for menu items and amounts available in the “Cook Method” menu. REHEAT Beverage: 1 or 2 cups (250-500 mL) Casserole, Leftover: 1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L) Dinner Plate: • 1 plate: sensor • 2 plates Pizza, Leftover: 1-3 slices Sauce: senses 1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L) •...
  • Page 29 Fish/Seafood • Fillet Fresh: senses 0.5-1.5 cups (125-375 mL) • Fillet Frozen, breaded: 1-4 servings • Fillet Frozen, non-breaded: 1-6 pieces • Fish Stick, Frozen: 1-4 servings (6-18 sticks) Pasta • Canned: 1-4 servings • Dried: sensor Fettuccine, Macaroni, Penne, Rotini or Spaghetti •...
  • Page 30 CONVECTION - ROAST Beef Roast: 2.0-5.0 lbs (0.9-2.3 kg) Chicken Wings: 1-4 servings Lamb Chops: 1-4 chops Pork Chops: 1 or 2 chops Meat Loaf: 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 lb (454, 680 or 907 g) Pork Roast: 2.0-5.0 lbs (0.9-2.3 kg) Shrimp: 5-8 oz (142-225 oz) Steak: 1 steak, 0.7-1.0 lb (318-454 g), 1/2"...
  • Page 31: Oven Care

    IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products. Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless otherwise noted. GREASE FILTERS Do not use ammonia or corrosive cleaning agents such as lye- based oven cleaners.
  • Page 32: Replacing Filters

    Replacing Filters The grease filters should be removed and cleaned at least once a month. The charcoal filters cannot be washed and should be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Do not operate the oven without the filters in place. See “Replacement Parts” section in “Assistance or Service”...
  • Page 33: Replacing Oven Light

    Replacing Oven Light The oven light is a 10W low-voltage halogen capsule bulb. It will automatically come on when the door is opened and when the oven is operating. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder. ®† You will need a TORX T10 screwdriver to remove the bulb cover.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Nothing will operate Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
  • Page 35: Assistance Or Service

    Use a corded phone or a different frequency cordless phone, or avoid using these items during oven operation. ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center...
  • Page 36: Warranty

    If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.

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