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ISears
USE & CARE
MANUAL
STOCK NO.
85941
KNOW
YOUR
UNIT
Read
this booklet
so
you
will be able to
enjoy
all the features
in your
Kenmore
Microwave
Oven.
Record
in space
provided
below
the
Model
No, and the
Serial
No.
found
on the label on
the left side of the
control
panel.
Model
No.
Serial
No.
Retain
this information
for future
reference.
Kenmore
MICROWAVE
OVEN
Use and Care
Sears,
Roebuck
and
Co.,
Chicago,
IL,
60684,
U.S.A.
12374

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  • Page 1 USE & CARE MANUAL STOCK NO. 85941 KNOW YOUR UNIT Read this booklet will be able to enjoy all the features in your Kenmore Microwave Oven. Record in space provided below Kenmore Model No, and the Serial found on the label on...
  • Page 2 YOUR SAFETY FIRST Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven, though simple to use, is not a toy. Respect it as an electric cooking appliance. Become familiar with microwave energy, its uses and limitations. PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS General Instructions of Model Number • Location Label ............• Installation ................• Setting "Time of Day" ............... • Names of Oven Parts ..............• Oven Control Panel ..............Instructions • Use Instructions--Cooking Guide ............• Easy Use Chart ..............
  • Page 4 SEARS KENMORE MICRO WAVE OVEN "USE AND CARE MANUAL"_ MICROWAVE OVEN USE INSTRUCTIONS Enjoy a new cooking experience from Sears. Please read this booklet. It takes only a few minutes--time well spent to learn how to use all of the features.
  • Page 5: Installation

    INSTALLATION Complete Installation Instructions are included in the separate instruction manual. If you have any question on installation, please contact your Sears sales person or local Sears Service Center. A mounting space of 33" or more from the surface of cooktop to, the bottom of kitchen top cabinet,...
  • Page 6: Names Of Oven Parts

    Top Cabinet Template ......I each Wall Template ........ I each Hardware Package ......I each Damper/Duct Connector ...... I each Do not use this Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven for commercial purposes, This microwave oven is made for household use only.
  • Page 7: Oven Control Panel

    Programmed Defrost--Used plugged into the socket inside setting programmed defrost. oven for "Temperature Control" Kenmore cooking. Stop Time--Used setting Auto Reci Delay-Start cooking. Cooking Light--Shows oven be finished at the preset stop time.
  • Page 8: Use Instructions--Cooking

    See page 21 for detailed directions. foods that need fast cooking to maintain their natural flavor texture. Your Kenmore Microwave Cooking cookbook will tell you which foods are cooked best using WHOLE MEAL COOKING highest microwave cooking power ("HI").
  • Page 9: Easy Use Chart

    EASY USE CHART Your new solid state control system allows to use your microwave oven in many ways. TIME OF DAY "HI-POWER" COOKING "MULTI-POWER" COOKING To set: To set: To set: I. Touch CLEAR. I. Touch CLEAR. i. Touch CLEAR. 2.
  • Page 10: Recall And Change Of Settings

    RECALL AND CHANGE OF SETTINGS To Recall a Setting To recall (check) a setting before you start the oven, follow llhe directions below. • To check the setting for a given stage, touch MEMORY/RECALL one or more times until the correct stage light and indicator light turns on.
  • Page 11: Hi-Power" Cooking

    "HI-POWER" COOKING 1. Touch CLEAR, and a beep tone will be heard. The EXAMPLE: Fresh fish can be cooked quickly on "HI" CLEAR erases all previous settings. (maximum power) for 6 minutes. To do this. follow these 4 simple steps: 2.
  • Page 12: Multi-Power" Cooking

    COOKING GUIDE "MULTI-POWER" SETTINGS The "Multi-Power" feature lets you cook at the best power level for the food being cooked. Cooking directions can be found in the cookbook. POWER POWER LEVEL SETTINGS EXAMPLES WARM Softening cream cheese. Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm. Softening chocolate.
  • Page 13 "MULTI-POWER" COOKING Many foods need slower cooking (at less than full power) in order to give you the best results. In addition to "HI" there are ninety-nine multi-power settings. The cookbook tells you which power se1_ng is recommended for the food being cooked. To Cook with "Multi-Power"...
  • Page 14 "TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED" COOKING MEATS temperature probe is used to judge doneness when cooking or reheating food. Set the desired food tempera- • Choose only fresh, completely thawed meat. ture with the TEMP CONTROL the desired power • Place meat fat side down on the microwave roasting rack level with the COOK CONTROL.
  • Page 15 "TEMPERATURE CONTROL" POINTS TO REMEMBER DO NOT • Place the temperature probe sensor into the thickest part of • Do not operate the oven while empty with the temperature the meat or in the center of the food to be reheated. Avoid probe plugged...
  • Page 16 REHEATING FOODS • Place the temperature probe sensor into the food to be • SelLect "multi-power" setting as shown below. reheated with the first inch of the sensor in the center the food. • The microwave oven will stop cooking when the set temperature...
  • Page 17: Temperature Controlled" Cooking

    TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED "HI-POWER" COOKING AND AUTOMATIC "HOLD WARM" The "Temperature Control Meat Cooking Guide" and "Reheating Guide" on Pages 15 and 16 will show you which multi- power setting doneness temperature are recommended for the food you are cooking. When cooking with the temperature...
  • Page 18 Plug the temperature probe into the socket on the window. Kenmore sP.,c_:_..,.,.,_._ side of the oven. See step 2 on page AUtO ReCil._' 3(X) CAUTION: Do not plug the pointed...
  • Page 19: Two, Three Or Four-Stage Cooking

    TWO, THREE OR FOUR-STAGE COOKING Four-stage cooking lets you cook in four cooking stages each at a different power setting for a chosen time or temperature. Set all stages before cooking and start the oven. Simply follow these steps: 1. Touch CLEAR.
  • Page 20 10. Touch PAUSE. light dow. oven will begin below STAGE 3 will go on. cook "70" power level. Kenmore SP_CEM A_--_R The display window will show When the 3 minutes are over, a tone will sound Aulo Recipe "0". oven will stop.
  • Page 21: Delay-Start Cooking

    _._- 2:32 at right of DELAY START goes 4. Touch TIME. As soon as the clock shows Kenmore _MASTF.B Touch numbers cooking Cook-Start Time which time. AUlO ReCipe i +_ ll+_+li _ I ._---_ been subtracted from...
  • Page 22: Whole Meal Cooking

    WHOLE MEAL COOKING (See Cookbook for detailed explanation) Whole Metal cooking lets you cook two or more different foods at the same time. Foods need not be placed in the oven the same time, nor be removed at the same time, unless needed.
  • Page 23: Programmed Defrost By Time

    Touch START. The oven will begin to operate and time will begin to count down in the dis- play window. A tone will sound when time is over and the oven Kenmore _,e_:_^_,-rE_ will shut itself off. Aulo Recipe EXAMPLE:...
  • Page 24 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART The defrosting times in'this chart have been made available specifical]Lyfor use with the "Programmed Defrost by Time" feature. PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING INSTRUCTIONS: IMPORTANT NOTE: defrosting power setting (power level should confused with this • Fish, seafood, meat or poullry can be thawed in their "Programmed Defrost."...
  • Page 25 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STANDING DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME Shrimp Remove from package to dish. i lb. 2 to 3 rain. 5 rain. Spread loosely in baking dish and rearrange during thawing necessarg. Defrost in package, if in block; Scallops 7 to 9 rain.
  • Page 26 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STAI_ DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME MEAT PORK Chops ½ inch thick 5-10 miin. 4 to 5 min. per lb. Separate chops halfway through 1 inch thick 10 ml 5 to 6 min. per lb. defrosting time.
  • Page 27 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STANDi DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME POULTRY Chicken Whole 2 to 3 Ibs. 25-30 rain. Turn over once.* 5 to 7 min. per lb. Immerse in cold water for standing time. Cut up 2 to 3 lbs.
  • Page 28: Programmed Defrost By Temperature

    PROGRAMMED DEFROST BY TEMPERATURE Power levels for defrosting are predetermined in this oven. Thus, the temperature probe can assist in proper defrosting large dense items, such as casseroles, poultry and roasts. Plug temperature probe into Cover corners of food with small pieces socket...
  • Page 29: Preset Recipe Cooking

    __'_ _,Sn'ER 3. Touch the correct numbers of Recipe found in your (Stage 4; HI, 8 minutes) Kenmore Microwave Cookbook. AUtO Recipe 1. Touch RECIPE #, "2" and "5". Example: If you cook "French Onion Soup of Recipe The light at the right of RECIPE F_9F_9F'_9 25", touch "2"...
  • Page 30: Auto Recipe

    ___ ,o,q _s I .... "800" will show in the display At pause, flour by follow- window. oven will begin KonmolPe _F_MA_mE_ Kenmore s_c_a^_ instructions cooking. cookbook. Auto Recipe When the 8 minutes are over, Auto Recipe tone will sound the oven will stop.
  • Page 31: Use Of Quantity Key

    PRESET RECIPE COOKING (Cont'd) Use of Quantity • To increase Quantity of Preset Recipes. The times, temperature and power levels for the 300 preset recipe cookings can not be changed. However the amount food cooked in some preset recipes can be increased up to 5.9 times the Base Quantity...
  • Page 32: Utensils

    UTENSILS MATERIALS TO USE IN YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN MATERIALS TO AVOID USING IN YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN OVENPROOF GLASS Ovenware (treated for high-intensity heat), such as utility METAL UTENSILS dishes, bread dishes, pie plates, cake plates, liquid Metal utensils are not recommended because the metal measuring...
  • Page 33: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING Wipe the microwave inside and out, and the hood bottom cover outside with a soft cloth and a mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry. Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome, metal and aluminum surface.
  • Page 34 • Stirrer shield The oven inside top (stirrer shield) can be gently wiped in place or :removed for washing at the sink. It rests in slots along the sides and in the rear of the oven and is held by three tabs in front. Carefully pull the front edge...
  • Page 35 • Charcoal filter replacement (Required when unit is not vented to outside) The hood ventilation !ilters the air and discharges it back into kitchen through the Charcoal Filter. Stock No. 84126 which may be ordered at a Sears retail store or Sears catalog, if the exhaust...
  • Page 36: Questions And Answers

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS OPERATION Q. What is wrong when the oven light will not glow during cooking or when the oven door is open? A. There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow. Perhaps: • TIME has not been set.
  • Page 37 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Cont'd) FOODS Q. What is wrong when baked foods have a hard, dry, brown spot? A. A hard, dry, brown spot shows overcooking. Shorten tl_e cooking or reheating time. Why do eggs sometimes pop? When baking, frying or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with a toothpick before cooking it.
  • Page 38: Before Calling For Service

    BEFORE CALLING :SERVICE You can often correct operating problems yourself. If your microwave oven fails to work properly, locate the operating problem in the chart below and try the solutions marked l[or each problem. If the microwave oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest Sears Service Center.
  • Page 39: Sears Service

    ,:an depend on Sears for service because Sears Service is nationwide. Your Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven has added value when you consider that Sears has a service unit near you. staffed by Sears Trained Technicians-- professional technicians specifically trained on Sears Kenmore Microwave Ovens, having the parts, tools and equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you -- "We Service What We...
  • Page 40 Kenmore Sears] USE & CARE MICRO E OVEN MANUAL STOCK NO. 85941 WARRANTY FULL YEAR 'WARRANTY MICROWAVE OVEN FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, IF THIS KENMORE MICROWAVE OVEN FAILS DUE TO A DEFECT MATERIAL OR WORKMANSHIP, SEARS...
  • Page 41 USE & CARE MANUAL STOCK NO. 85941 KNOW YOUR UNIT Read this booklet will be able to enjoy all the features in your Kenmore Microwave Oven. Record in space provided below Kenmore Model No, and the Serial found on the label on...
  • Page 42 YOUR SAFETY FIRST Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven, though simple to use, is not a toy. Respect it as an electric cooking appliance. Become familiar with microwave energy, its uses and limitations. PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY...
  • Page 43: Sears Warranty

    TABLE OF CONTENTS General Instructions of Model Number • Location Label ............• Installation ................• Setting "Time of Day" ............... • Names of Oven Parts ..............• Oven Control Panel ..............Instructions • Use Instructions--Cooking Guide ............• Easy Use Chart ..............
  • Page 44 SEARS KENMORE MICRO WAVE OVEN "USE AND CARE MANUAL"_ MICROWAVE OVEN USE INSTRUCTIONS Enjoy a new cooking experience from Sears. Please read this booklet. It takes only a few minutes--time well spent to learn how to use all of the features.
  • Page 45: Installation

    INSTALLATION Complete Installation Instructions are included in the separate instruction manual. If you have any question on installation, please contact your Sears sales person or local Sears Service Center. A mounting space of 33" or more from the surface of cooktop to, the bottom of kitchen top cabinet,...
  • Page 46: Names Of Oven Parts

    Top Cabinet Template ......I each Wall Template ........ I each Hardware Package ......I each Damper/Duct Connector ...... I each Do not use this Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven for commercial purposes, This microwave oven is made for household use only.
  • Page 47: Oven Control Panel

    Programmed Defrost--Used plugged into the socket inside setting programmed defrost. oven for "Temperature Control" Kenmore cooking. Stop Time--Used setting Auto Reci Delay-Start cooking. Cooking Light--Shows oven be finished at the preset stop time.
  • Page 48: Use Instructions--Cooking

    See page 21 for detailed directions. foods that need fast cooking to maintain their natural flavor texture. Your Kenmore Microwave Cooking cookbook will tell you which foods are cooked best using WHOLE MEAL COOKING highest microwave cooking power ("HI").
  • Page 49: Easy Use Chart

    EASY USE CHART Your new solid state control system allows to use your microwave oven in many ways. TIME OF DAY "HI-POWER" COOKING "MULTI-POWER" COOKING To set: To set: To set: I. Touch CLEAR. I. Touch CLEAR. i. Touch CLEAR. 2.
  • Page 50 RECALL AND CHANGE OF SETTINGS To Recall a Setting To recall (check) a setting before you start the oven, follow llhe directions below. • To check the setting for a given stage, touch MEMORY/RECALL one or more times until the correct stage light and indicator light turns on.
  • Page 51 "HI-POWER" COOKING 1. Touch CLEAR, and a beep tone will be heard. The EXAMPLE: Fresh fish can be cooked quickly on "HI" CLEAR erases all previous settings. (maximum power) for 6 minutes. To do this. follow these 4 simple steps: 2.
  • Page 52 COOKING GUIDE "MULTI-POWER" SETTINGS The "Multi-Power" feature lets you cook at the best power level for the food being cooked. Cooking directions can be found in the cookbook. POWER POWER LEVEL SETTINGS EXAMPLES WARM Softening cream cheese. Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm. Softening chocolate.
  • Page 53 "MULTI-POWER" COOKING Many foods need slower cooking (at less than full power) in order to give you the best results. In addition to "HI" there are ninety-nine multi-power settings. The cookbook tells you which power se1_ng is recommended for the food being cooked. To Cook with "Multi-Power"...
  • Page 54 "TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED" COOKING MEATS temperature probe is used to judge doneness when cooking or reheating food. Set the desired food tempera- • Choose only fresh, completely thawed meat. ture with the TEMP CONTROL the desired power • Place meat fat side down on the microwave roasting rack level with the COOK CONTROL.
  • Page 55 "TEMPERATURE CONTROL" POINTS TO REMEMBER DO NOT • Place the temperature probe sensor into the thickest part of • Do not operate the oven while empty with the temperature the meat or in the center of the food to be reheated. Avoid probe plugged...
  • Page 56 REHEATING FOODS • Place the temperature probe sensor into the food to be • SelLect "multi-power" setting as shown below. reheated with the first inch of the sensor in the center the food. • The microwave oven will stop cooking when the set temperature...
  • Page 57: Temperature Controlled" Cooking

    TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED "HI-POWER" COOKING AND AUTOMATIC "HOLD WARM" The "Temperature Control Meat Cooking Guide" and "Reheating Guide" on Pages 15 and 16 will show you which multi- power setting doneness temperature are recommended for the food you are cooking. When cooking with the temperature...
  • Page 58 Plug the temperature probe into the socket on the window. Kenmore sP.,c_:_..,.,.,_._ side of the oven. See step 2 on page AUtO ReCil._' 3(X) CAUTION: Do not plug the pointed...
  • Page 59: Two, Three Or Four-Stage Cooking

    TWO, THREE OR FOUR-STAGE COOKING Four-stage cooking lets you cook in four cooking stages each at a different power setting for a chosen time or temperature. Set all stages before cooking and start the oven. Simply follow these steps: 1. Touch CLEAR.
  • Page 60 10. Touch PAUSE. light dow. oven will begin below STAGE 3 will go on. cook "70" power level. Kenmore SP_CEM A_--_R The display window will show When the 3 minutes are over, a tone will sound Aulo Recipe "0". oven will stop.
  • Page 61: Delay-Start Cooking

    _._- 2:32 at right of DELAY START goes 4. Touch TIME. As soon as the clock shows Kenmore _MASTF.B Touch numbers cooking Cook-Start Time which time. AUlO ReCipe i +_ ll+_+li _ I ._---_ been subtracted from...
  • Page 62: Whole Meal Cooking

    WHOLE MEAL COOKING (See Cookbook for detailed explanation) Whole Metal cooking lets you cook two or more different foods at the same time. Foods need not be placed in the oven the same time, nor be removed at the same time, unless needed.
  • Page 63: Programmed Defrost By Time

    Touch START. The oven will begin to operate and time will begin to count down in the dis- play window. A tone will sound when time is over and the oven Kenmore _,e_:_^_,-rE_ will shut itself off. Aulo Recipe EXAMPLE:...
  • Page 64 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART The defrosting times in'this chart have been made available specifical]Lyfor use with the "Programmed Defrost by Time" feature. PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING INSTRUCTIONS: IMPORTANT NOTE: defrosting power setting (power level should confused with this • Fish, seafood, meat or poullry can be thawed in their "Programmed Defrost."...
  • Page 65 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STANDING DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME Shrimp Remove from package to dish. i lb. 2 to 3 rain. 5 rain. Spread loosely in baking dish and rearrange during thawing necessarg. Defrost in package, if in block; Scallops 7 to 9 rain.
  • Page 66 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STAI_ DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME MEAT PORK Chops ½ inch thick 5-10 miin. 4 to 5 min. per lb. Separate chops halfway through 1 inch thick 10 ml 5 to 6 min. per lb. defrosting time.
  • Page 67 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STANDi DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME POULTRY Chicken Whole 2 to 3 Ibs. 25-30 rain. Turn over once.* 5 to 7 min. per lb. Immerse in cold water for standing time. Cut up 2 to 3 lbs.
  • Page 68: Programmed Defrost By Temperature

    PROGRAMMED DEFROST BY TEMPERATURE Power levels for defrosting are predetermined in this oven. Thus, the temperature probe can assist in proper defrosting large dense items, such as casseroles, poultry and roasts. Plug temperature probe into Cover corners of food with small pieces socket...
  • Page 69: Preset Recipe Cooking

    __'_ _,Sn'ER 3. Touch the correct numbers of Recipe found in your (Stage 4; HI, 8 minutes) Kenmore Microwave Cookbook. AUtO Recipe 1. Touch RECIPE #, "2" and "5". Example: If you cook "French Onion Soup of Recipe The light at the right of RECIPE F_9F_9F'_9 25", touch "2"...
  • Page 70: Auto Recipe

    ___ ,o,q _s I .... "800" will show in the display At pause, flour by follow- window. oven will begin KonmolPe _F_MA_mE_ Kenmore s_c_a^_ instructions cooking. cookbook. Auto Recipe When the 8 minutes are over, Auto Recipe tone will sound the oven will stop.
  • Page 71: Use Of Quantity Key

    PRESET RECIPE COOKING (Cont'd) Use of Quantity • To increase Quantity of Preset Recipes. The times, temperature and power levels for the 300 preset recipe cookings can not be changed. However the amount food cooked in some preset recipes can be increased up to 5.9 times the Base Quantity...
  • Page 72: Utensils

    UTENSILS MATERIALS TO USE IN YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN MATERIALS TO AVOID USING IN YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN OVENPROOF GLASS Ovenware (treated for high-intensity heat), such as utility METAL UTENSILS dishes, bread dishes, pie plates, cake plates, liquid Metal utensils are not recommended because the metal measuring...
  • Page 73: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING Wipe the microwave inside and out, and the hood bottom cover outside with a soft cloth and a mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry. Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome, metal and aluminum surface.
  • Page 74 • Stirrer shield The oven inside top (stirrer shield) can be gently wiped in place or :removed for washing at the sink. It rests in slots along the sides and in the rear of the oven and is held by three tabs in front. Carefully pull the front edge...
  • Page 75 • Charcoal filter replacement (Required when unit is not vented to outside) The hood ventilation !ilters the air and discharges it back into kitchen through the Charcoal Filter. Stock No. 84126 which may be ordered at a Sears retail store or Sears catalog, if the exhaust...
  • Page 76: Questions And Answers

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS OPERATION Q. What is wrong when the oven light will not glow during cooking or when the oven door is open? A. There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow. Perhaps: • TIME has not been set.
  • Page 77 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Cont'd) FOODS Q. What is wrong when baked foods have a hard, dry, brown spot? A. A hard, dry, brown spot shows overcooking. Shorten tl_e cooking or reheating time. Why do eggs sometimes pop? When baking, frying or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with a toothpick before cooking it.
  • Page 78: Before Calling For Service

    BEFORE CALLING :SERVICE You can often correct operating problems yourself. If your microwave oven fails to work properly, locate the operating problem in the chart below and try the solutions marked l[or each problem. If the microwave oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest Sears Service Center.
  • Page 79: Sears Service

    ,:an depend on Sears for service because Sears Service is nationwide. Your Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven has added value when you consider that Sears has a service unit near you. staffed by Sears Trained Technicians-- professional technicians specifically trained on Sears Kenmore Microwave Ovens, having the parts, tools and equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you -- "We Service What We...
  • Page 80 Kenmore Sears] USE & CARE MICRO E OVEN MANUAL STOCK NO. 85941 WARRANTY FULL YEAR 'WARRANTY MICROWAVE OVEN FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, IF THIS KENMORE MICROWAVE OVEN FAILS DUE TO A DEFECT MATERIAL OR WORKMANSHIP, SEARS...
  • Page 81 USE & CARE MANUAL STOCK NO. 85941 KNOW YOUR UNIT Read this booklet will be able to enjoy all the features in your Kenmore Microwave Oven. Record in space provided below Kenmore Model No, and the Serial found on the label on...
  • Page 82 YOUR SAFETY FIRST Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven, though simple to use, is not a toy. Respect it as an electric cooking appliance. Become familiar with microwave energy, its uses and limitations. PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY...
  • Page 83 TABLE OF CONTENTS General Instructions of Model Number • Location Label ............• Installation ................• Setting "Time of Day" ............... • Names of Oven Parts ..............• Oven Control Panel ..............Instructions • Use Instructions--Cooking Guide ............• Easy Use Chart ..............
  • Page 84 SEARS KENMORE MICRO WAVE OVEN "USE AND CARE MANUAL"_ MICROWAVE OVEN USE INSTRUCTIONS Enjoy a new cooking experience from Sears. Please read this booklet. It takes only a few minutes--time well spent to learn how to use all of the features.
  • Page 85: Installation

    INSTALLATION Complete Installation Instructions are included in the separate instruction manual. If you have any question on installation, please contact your Sears sales person or local Sears Service Center. A mounting space of 33" or more from the surface of cooktop to, the bottom of kitchen top cabinet,...
  • Page 86: Names Of Oven Parts

    Top Cabinet Template ......I each Wall Template ........ I each Hardware Package ......I each Damper/Duct Connector ...... I each Do not use this Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven for commercial purposes, This microwave oven is made for household use only.
  • Page 87: Oven Control Panel

    Programmed Defrost--Used plugged into the socket inside setting programmed defrost. oven for "Temperature Control" Kenmore cooking. Stop Time--Used setting Auto Reci Delay-Start cooking. Cooking Light--Shows oven be finished at the preset stop time.
  • Page 88: Use Instructions--Cooking

    See page 21 for detailed directions. foods that need fast cooking to maintain their natural flavor texture. Your Kenmore Microwave Cooking cookbook will tell you which foods are cooked best using WHOLE MEAL COOKING highest microwave cooking power ("HI").
  • Page 89: Easy Use Chart

    EASY USE CHART Your new solid state control system allows to use your microwave oven in many ways. TIME OF DAY "HI-POWER" COOKING "MULTI-POWER" COOKING To set: To set: To set: I. Touch CLEAR. I. Touch CLEAR. i. Touch CLEAR. 2.
  • Page 90 RECALL AND CHANGE OF SETTINGS To Recall a Setting To recall (check) a setting before you start the oven, follow llhe directions below. • To check the setting for a given stage, touch MEMORY/RECALL one or more times until the correct stage light and indicator light turns on.
  • Page 91 "HI-POWER" COOKING 1. Touch CLEAR, and a beep tone will be heard. The EXAMPLE: Fresh fish can be cooked quickly on "HI" CLEAR erases all previous settings. (maximum power) for 6 minutes. To do this. follow these 4 simple steps: 2.
  • Page 92 COOKING GUIDE "MULTI-POWER" SETTINGS The "Multi-Power" feature lets you cook at the best power level for the food being cooked. Cooking directions can be found in the cookbook. POWER POWER LEVEL SETTINGS EXAMPLES WARM Softening cream cheese. Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm. Softening chocolate.
  • Page 93 "MULTI-POWER" COOKING Many foods need slower cooking (at less than full power) in order to give you the best results. In addition to "HI" there are ninety-nine multi-power settings. The cookbook tells you which power se1_ng is recommended for the food being cooked. To Cook with "Multi-Power"...
  • Page 94: Temperature Controlled" Cooking

    "TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED" COOKING MEATS temperature probe is used to judge doneness when cooking or reheating food. Set the desired food tempera- • Choose only fresh, completely thawed meat. ture with the TEMP CONTROL the desired power • Place meat fat side down on the microwave roasting rack level with the COOK CONTROL.
  • Page 95 "TEMPERATURE CONTROL" POINTS TO REMEMBER DO NOT • Place the temperature probe sensor into the thickest part of • Do not operate the oven while empty with the temperature the meat or in the center of the food to be reheated. Avoid probe plugged...
  • Page 96 REHEATING FOODS • Place the temperature probe sensor into the food to be • SelLect "multi-power" setting as shown below. reheated with the first inch of the sensor in the center the food. • The microwave oven will stop cooking when the set temperature...
  • Page 97 TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED "HI-POWER" COOKING AND AUTOMATIC "HOLD WARM" The "Temperature Control Meat Cooking Guide" and "Reheating Guide" on Pages 15 and 16 will show you which multi- power setting doneness temperature are recommended for the food you are cooking. When cooking with the temperature...
  • Page 98 Plug the temperature probe into the socket on the window. Kenmore sP.,c_:_..,.,.,_._ side of the oven. See step 2 on page AUtO ReCil._' 3(X) CAUTION: Do not plug the pointed...
  • Page 99: Two, Three Or Four-Stage Cooking

    TWO, THREE OR FOUR-STAGE COOKING Four-stage cooking lets you cook in four cooking stages each at a different power setting for a chosen time or temperature. Set all stages before cooking and start the oven. Simply follow these steps: 1. Touch CLEAR.
  • Page 100 10. Touch PAUSE. light dow. oven will begin below STAGE 3 will go on. cook "70" power level. Kenmore SP_CEM A_--_R The display window will show When the 3 minutes are over, a tone will sound Aulo Recipe "0". oven will stop.
  • Page 101: Delay-Start Cooking

    _._- 2:32 at right of DELAY START goes 4. Touch TIME. As soon as the clock shows Kenmore _MASTF.B Touch numbers cooking Cook-Start Time which time. AUlO ReCipe i +_ ll+_+li _ I ._---_ been subtracted from...
  • Page 102: Whole Meal Cooking

    WHOLE MEAL COOKING (See Cookbook for detailed explanation) Whole Metal cooking lets you cook two or more different foods at the same time. Foods need not be placed in the oven the same time, nor be removed at the same time, unless needed.
  • Page 103: Programmed Defrost By Time

    Touch START. The oven will begin to operate and time will begin to count down in the dis- play window. A tone will sound when time is over and the oven Kenmore _,e_:_^_,-rE_ will shut itself off. Aulo Recipe EXAMPLE:...
  • Page 104 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART The defrosting times in'this chart have been made available specifical]Lyfor use with the "Programmed Defrost by Time" feature. PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING INSTRUCTIONS: IMPORTANT NOTE: defrosting power setting (power level should confused with this • Fish, seafood, meat or poullry can be thawed in their "Programmed Defrost."...
  • Page 105 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STANDING DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME Shrimp Remove from package to dish. i lb. 2 to 3 rain. 5 rain. Spread loosely in baking dish and rearrange during thawing necessarg. Defrost in package, if in block; Scallops 7 to 9 rain.
  • Page 106 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STAI_ DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME MEAT PORK Chops ½ inch thick 5-10 miin. 4 to 5 min. per lb. Separate chops halfway through 1 inch thick 10 ml 5 to 6 min. per lb. defrosting time.
  • Page 107 PROGRAMMED DEFROSTING CHART (Cont'd) CUT AND PROGRAMMED STANDi DIRECTIONS WEIGHT DEFROSTING TIME TIME POULTRY Chicken Whole 2 to 3 Ibs. 25-30 rain. Turn over once.* 5 to 7 min. per lb. Immerse in cold water for standing time. Cut up 2 to 3 lbs.
  • Page 108: Programmed Defrost By Temperature

    PROGRAMMED DEFROST BY TEMPERATURE Power levels for defrosting are predetermined in this oven. Thus, the temperature probe can assist in proper defrosting large dense items, such as casseroles, poultry and roasts. Plug temperature probe into Cover corners of food with small pieces socket...
  • Page 109: Preset Recipe Cooking

    __'_ _,Sn'ER 3. Touch the correct numbers of Recipe found in your (Stage 4; HI, 8 minutes) Kenmore Microwave Cookbook. AUtO Recipe 1. Touch RECIPE #, "2" and "5". Example: If you cook "French Onion Soup of Recipe The light at the right of RECIPE F_9F_9F'_9 25", touch "2"...
  • Page 110: Auto Recipe

    ___ ,o,q _s I .... "800" will show in the display At pause, flour by follow- window. oven will begin KonmolPe _F_MA_mE_ Kenmore s_c_a^_ instructions cooking. cookbook. Auto Recipe When the 8 minutes are over, Auto Recipe tone will sound the oven will stop.
  • Page 111: Use Of Quantity Key

    PRESET RECIPE COOKING (Cont'd) Use of Quantity • To increase Quantity of Preset Recipes. The times, temperature and power levels for the 300 preset recipe cookings can not be changed. However the amount food cooked in some preset recipes can be increased up to 5.9 times the Base Quantity...
  • Page 112: Utensils

    UTENSILS MATERIALS TO USE IN YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN MATERIALS TO AVOID USING IN YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN OVENPROOF GLASS Ovenware (treated for high-intensity heat), such as utility METAL UTENSILS dishes, bread dishes, pie plates, cake plates, liquid Metal utensils are not recommended because the metal measuring...
  • Page 113: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING Wipe the microwave inside and out, and the hood bottom cover outside with a soft cloth and a mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry. Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome, metal and aluminum surface.
  • Page 114 • Stirrer shield The oven inside top (stirrer shield) can be gently wiped in place or :removed for washing at the sink. It rests in slots along the sides and in the rear of the oven and is held by three tabs in front. Carefully pull the front edge...
  • Page 115 • Charcoal filter replacement (Required when unit is not vented to outside) The hood ventilation !ilters the air and discharges it back into kitchen through the Charcoal Filter. Stock No. 84126 which may be ordered at a Sears retail store or Sears catalog, if the exhaust...
  • Page 116: Questions And Answers

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS OPERATION Q. What is wrong when the oven light will not glow during cooking or when the oven door is open? A. There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow. Perhaps: • TIME has not been set.
  • Page 117 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Cont'd) FOODS Q. What is wrong when baked foods have a hard, dry, brown spot? A. A hard, dry, brown spot shows overcooking. Shorten tl_e cooking or reheating time. Why do eggs sometimes pop? When baking, frying or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with a toothpick before cooking it.
  • Page 118: Before Calling For Service

    BEFORE CALLING :SERVICE You can often correct operating problems yourself. If your microwave oven fails to work properly, locate the operating problem in the chart below and try the solutions marked l[or each problem. If the microwave oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest Sears Service Center.
  • Page 119: Sears Service

    ,:an depend on Sears for service because Sears Service is nationwide. Your Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven has added value when you consider that Sears has a service unit near you. staffed by Sears Trained Technicians-- professional technicians specifically trained on Sears Kenmore Microwave Ovens, having the parts, tools and equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you -- "We Service What We...
  • Page 120 Kenmore Sears] USE & CARE MICRO E OVEN MANUAL STOCK NO. 85941 WARRANTY FULL YEAR 'WARRANTY MICROWAVE OVEN FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, IF THIS KENMORE MICROWAVE OVEN FAILS DUE TO A DEFECT MATERIAL OR WORKMANSHIP, SEARS...

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