Westinghouse WST3506SB User Manual

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Reads package barcodes for fast
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  Summary of Contents for Westinghouse WST3506SB

  • Page 1 SCANNING MICROWAVE OVEN Reads package barcodes for fast and easy microwave cooking. WST3506SB You can be sure...if it’s Westinghouse...
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY a. Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
  • Page 3: Additional Important Safeguards

    15. See surface, door cleaning instructions on page 19. 16. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: a. Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking. b.
  • Page 4: Grounding Instructions

    This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a ground- ing wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. WARNING: Improper use of the grounding can result in a risk of electric shock.
  • Page 5: How Your Microwave Oven Works

    Cooking Accessories (not included with Microwave) Plastic containers Plastic wrap Wax paper Materials to Avoid in a Microwave Oven Cooking Accessories (not included with Microwave) Aluminum pan or tray Food carton with metal handle Metal or metal-trimmed utensils Metal twist ties Plastic foam Wood How Your Microwave Oven Works...
  • Page 6 Introducing the Westinghouse Microwave Oven Your Westinghouse Microwave Oven delivers the ultimate ease of use and convenience in microwave cooking. Of course, the Westinghouse Microwave Oven is ideal for routine microwaving chores: warming your cup of coffee, reheating leftovers, defrosting that roast or baking potatoes and so on, but the Westinghouse Microwave Oven can do so much more.
  • Page 7: Choose A Location

    Choose a Location Because you will be using your Westinghouse Microwave Oven frequently, choose a location that allows convenient access. Keep these points in mind when deciding where to place your oven: • The oven must be placed on a firm, level surface. •...
  • Page 8: Set The Clock

    NOTE: • Never operate the microwave oven without the turntable installed. • The turntable must be able to rotate freely during oven use. • Never place the turntable upside down. • Always place food and containers of food on the turntable for cooking. •...
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    The control panel is shown in Figure 3, below. Control panel push buttons and features are described in Table 1, immediately following. � ���� ����������� � � �������� � ���� ���������� � ���� ����������� � ���� ������� � ���� ����� �...
  • Page 10 Figure Push Button or Feature START Learn Display Window Scanning Wand SCAN ADD 1 MIN. Clock Other Important Oven Features Control Panel Safety Lock The oven control panel can be locked to prevent inadvertent operation. To lock the Control Panel: •...
  • Page 11: Pause Function

    Pause Function During cooking, the oven will stop operating if: • The door is opened • STOP/CANCEL is pressed However, the cooking program is not canceled. To resume cooking, close the door and press START. To cancel the cooking program completely, press STOP/CANCEL twice. Fan Protection When the cooking time is longer than 5 minutes, the fan will continue to run and the turntable will continue to rotate for approximately 15 seconds after the cooking time is complete.
  • Page 12 • Please refer to page 9, Figure 3, for an illustration of the Control Panel. • Please refer to Section 7, Reference on pages 19-31 for recommended heating/cooking times and power settings for many typical foods and beverages. • When preparing packaged food, follow the instructions on the label for container size and preparation power setting, and cooking time.
  • Page 13: Auto Defrost

    Two Stage Microwave Cooking For best results, many foods need to be cooked in two stages; that is, you begin cooking at one power level and then complete cooking on a second power level. To program your Westinghouse Microwave Oven for two stage cooking: 1.
  • Page 14: Time Defrost

    4. Press START to begin defrosting. The defrost time (minutes : seconds) will appear in the display window and begin counting down. When the timer reaches 0:00 the oven will shut off and beep four times. The time of day will reappear on the display window. 5.
  • Page 15: About Scanning

    • The length of time necessary to defrost food will depend on how frozen the food is. • When defrosting food that has been stored in plastic containers: thaw only until the food will slide out of the plastic container. Then transfer the food to a microwave-proof container to complete defrosting. •...
  • Page 16 Using the Scanning Wand Your Westinghouse Microwave Oven is equipped with a scanning wand that is similar to scanning equipment used in many retail settings. The scanning wand on your Westinghouse Microwave is like having a “magic” wand that tells your oven to automatically program itself for the ideal cooking time and power levels for packaged, microwaveable foods.
  • Page 17 4. At the end of the cooking time, the oven will beep four times and the time of day will reappear in the display window. Press the door release to open the door and using oven mitts, remove the food. If the oven does NOT find the barcode in its database: If the oven does not find the barcode in its database, the message NOT IN MEMORY appears on the display window.
  • Page 18: User Maintenance Instructions

    User Maintenance Instructions This appliance requires little maintenance. It contains no user serviceable parts. Do not try to repair it yourself. Any servicing requiring disassembly other than cleaning must be performed by a qualified appliance repair technician. Cleaning and Care Routine cleaning will enhance the performance and reliability of your Westinghouse Microwave Oven.
  • Page 19: Microwave Cooking Guidelines

    Table 2. Cleaning and Care of the Westinghouse Microwave Oven Surface Door Exterior Interior Scanning Wand Odor Removal Control Panel Turntable Roller Rest Wave Guide Cover Vents Microwave Cooking Guidelines Guidelines for General Microwave Cooking: • Cook the food for the shortest time possible. If necessary, add cooking time until the food reaches the appropriate temperature.
  • Page 20 • Very moist foods cook more evenly than dryer foods. Foods with a low moisture content should be covered during cooking. Allowed the food to stand after cooking so that the heat can disperse evenly. • Stirring or turning foods during cooking will help to distribute the heat evenly throughout the food and will prevent overcooking on the edges of the food.
  • Page 21 Container Size Guidelines for Microwave Cooking When heating foods in a microwave oven, it is important to use a microwave-safe, clear, glass container that is large enough to allow the food to heat evenly and to prevent hot liquids from boiling over. Always follow package directions for the recommended container size, or use the following guidelines: Guidelines for Frozen Foods: Quantity of Food...
  • Page 22 Guidelines for Dehydrated Scalloped Potatoes: Amount 5 to 6 oz (141 to 170 gm) Guidelines for Dehydrated Mashed Potatoes: Amount 7 to 8 oz (198 to 227 gm) Guidelines for Dry Rice/Couscous/Pilaf Mixes: Amount Individual serving package 4 to 5 oz (112 to 140 gm) 5.1 to 12 oz (142 to 336 gm) Guidelines for Dry Pasta Mixes: Amount...
  • Page 23 Power Level P 1 (Low) Fresh Vegetable Cooking Guide Use microwave plastic wrap to cover vegetables when cooking. Vegetable Asparagus Cuts Spears Beans Green Beets Whole Broccoli Spears Cuts Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Whole Wedges Carrots Sliced Cauliflower Whole Flowerets Chopped Cook less tender cuts of meats Melt butter and chocolate Soften butter &...
  • Page 24 Vegetable Corn on the Eggplant Parsnips Peas Potatoes Spinach Squash Turnips Quantity Container / Liquid 1 to 5 small ears 3 quart oblong glass baking dish. If corn is in husk, use no water, if husk has been removed, add 1/2 cup water. Rearrange after half the cooking time.
  • Page 25 Miscellaneous Cooking Guide Always cook in microwave-safe containers. Paper is acceptable for some foods. DO NOT USE METAL CONTAINERS. Cooking times and food quantities should be used as guidelines only. Food Appetizers Party Mix (21/2 quarts) Meatballs, small meat or Hot Dog chunks (24) Stuffed Vegetables (12) Toasted Nuts or Seeds (1/2 to 1 cup)
  • Page 26 Food Fish & Shellfish Fillets or Steaks (1 lb) Casserole, precooked (2 to 3 quart) Scallops, Shrimp, peeled (1 lb) Fruits Baked Apples or Pears Meats and Poultry The USDA recommends cooking meats to the following internal temperatures to be sure any harmful bacteria has been killed.
  • Page 27 Power Food Level Meat Casseroles P 10 with pre-cooked Meat and Ingredients Meat Stews with raw Meat and Vegetables Meat Patties P 10 (4 per lb, or 4 oz each) Spareribs (2 to 3 lb) Chops with Sauce Pot Roast, 3 to 4 lb Pot Roast, tender Roast, tender beef such as rib-eye or rolled rib...
  • Page 28 Food Hot Cereal, regular or instant Rice, instant Pie Crust Crumb Crust (9 inch) Poultry (use microwave-safe cooking bag) Chicken, cut up. 6 to 8 pieces Whole Chicken or Cornish Hens Turkey Legs or Quarters Turley Breast Eggs Fried 1 or 2 eggs Scrambled, 2 eggs Poached Power...
  • Page 29: Reheating Guide

    Reheating Guide Stir or rearrange large amount of food after half the suggested heating time. To be thoroughly heated, food should reach a temperature of 160 F to 165 F. Allow foods to stand a few minutes before serving. Food Appetizers Saucy meatballs, riblets, cocktail franks, etc.
  • Page 30 Food Vegetables Sauces Bakery Foods Griddle Foods Beverages Other Microwave Oven Uses • Crisp stale crackers or chips by heating on high power for 45-60 seconds. • Defrost bread, frozen stock, egg whites, and pie dough. • Dry fresh herbs by placing between paper towels, then heating on high power for 4 minutes or until dried. Let stand 10 minutes before storing in a covered jar.
  • Page 31: Technical Specifications

    • To help loosen peels on fresh peaches or tomatoes, heat on high power for 10 to 30 seconds, depending on the fruit and size. Let stand for 10 minutes for peeling. • Before grilling meat or poultry, microwave on high power for about 3 minutes per pound. This will reduce the grilling time and help to keep the meat or poultry from drying out while cooking.
  • Page 32 Problem Oven will not turn on. Oven will not start cooking. Arcing or sparking Unevenly cooked foods and/or under- cooked foods Uneven, incomplete defrosting The turntable wobbles. When the oven is operating, there is noise coming from the glass tray. The word LOC appears in the display.
  • Page 33: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions I am having trouble with the scanning wand. Try moving the wand back and forth across the barcode several times. Try scanning from corner to corner. It is easier to move the scanning wand smoothly with a quick motion rather than a slow motion.
  • Page 34: Limited One-Year Warranty

    Service and Repair: Should the appliance malfunction, you should first call toll-free 1 (800) 934-7455 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Standard Time and ask for CONSUMER SERVICE stating that you are a consumer with a problem. Please refer to model number WST3506SB when you call.
  • Page 35 NOTES:...