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Owner's Manual
Model Nos.
565. 68380
565. 68381
565, 68480
565. 68481
Before using this appliance_
this manual and follow al_ safety rules
and Operating
can be found on page 33 - 46.)
(El manual del propietario
en espa_o_ se
en las p_ginas
33 - 46)
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179,



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual MICROWAVE OVEN Model Nos. 565. 68380 565. 68381 565, 68480 565. 68481 -.._..j CAUTION: Before using this appliance_ read this manual and follow al_ safety rules and Operating Instructions. (Spanish Owner's Manual can be found on page 33 - 46.) (El manual del propietario en espa_o_ se encuentra...
  • Page 2: Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure To Excessive Microwave Energy

    PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY 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. Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate...
  • Page 3: Operation

    Automatic Defrost by Weight. Quick-On Cooking ..Other Convenient Functions Warranty service is available KENMORE MICROWAVE OVEN simply CONTACTING THE NEAREST FULL YEAR WARRANTY SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER in the United States. For one year from the date of...
  • Page 4: Proper And Safe Use Of Your Oven

    PROPER AND SAFE USE OF YOUR OVEN • The oven must be level. Do not attempt to deep-fry in your microwave oven. • The turntable and turntable roller rest must be in the oven Do not do home canning in this during cooking.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy: • Install or locate this oven only in •...
  • Page 6: Electrical Grounding Instructions

    ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. If there is an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk DANGER of electric shock by providing an escape wire for Electric Shock Hazard the electric current. This appliance is equipped • Touching some of the with a cord that has a grounding wire with a...
  • Page 7 Materials you can use in microwave oven 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. The foil should be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) away from oven walls.
  • Page 8: Names Of Oven Parts And Accessories

    NAMES OF OVEN PARTS AND ACCESSORIES Remove the oven and all materials from the carton. Your oven comes with the following accessories: Turntable/Turntable roller rest/Owner's Manual Super EvenWave System The microwave reach the embossments on the interior walls and then bounce in every direction. As a result, microwave energy will...
  • Page 9: Installation

    Turntable Installation Turntable Hub(underside) • Place the roller rest on the cavity bottom. • The turntable hub should be securely locked in the receptacle. Never place the turntable upside down. • The tumtable rotation should never be restricted. • Place the turntable on top of the roller rest as shown in the diagram.
  • Page 10: Control Panel And Features

    CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES (1) Display Window '[,._! _f. IINtIN/,'NIIN _2_SENS0R START DEF 1 23L0CK (2) Indicators 11 21 3 : Cooking stage indicators SENSOR/DEF Cooking mode indicators START/LOCK : A indicator prompts you to enter start or shows the oven is locked.
  • Page 11: Before Operation

    BEFORE OPERATION Interactive Display This oven is preprogrammed with the Interactive Display ON. The Interactive Display will prompt you with step-by-step instructions to cbmplete any cooking p.rogram. When you become familiar with your oven, the Interactive Display can be turned off.
  • Page 12: Kitchen Timer

    HOLD WARM This is an appropriate feature to keep food warm such as stew, casserole, etc. up to 100 minutes after a cooking program is completed or until the door is opened or STOP/CLEAR is pressed. Touch HOLD WARM and then touch START.
  • Page 13: Manual Cooking

    MANUAL COOKING This basic microwave cooking method allows you to cook food for a desired time. In addition to the P-100 (maximum) power level, you can select different microwave power from 9 levels, P-10 to P-90 (10-90% of P-100 power level). Exam )le: To cook at power level P-80 for 40 seconds: Step Procedu re...
  • Page 14: Multi-Stage Cooking

    MULTISTAGE COOKING • You can program up to 3 stages of cooking in sequence. Stage indicators will be shown in the display window. Each stage can be programmed with a different power and time setting. To program 2-stage or 3-stage cooking, repeat the Manual Cooking steps 1 to 4 on page 13 and touch START.
  • Page 15: Automatic Defrost By Weight

    AUTOMATIC DEFROST BY WEIGHT This feature allows you to defrost meat, poultry and seafood automatically. Exarr pie: To defrost 1.2 Ib of chicken )ieces: Step Procedu re Keypad Display Touch AUTO DEFROST. [_l- F n F/J-'] .uC rr u START OEF Enter the weight of food.
  • Page 16: Defrosting Chart

    DEFROSTING CHART Item During Defrosting Standing time Beef Ground beef Turn over. Remove defrosted portion. 5 - 10 mm. Liver Drain liquid. Separate pieces, 10 - 15 mm. Roasts Turn over. Cover ends with foil. 20 - 40 mm. Sirloin steak Turn over.
  • Page 17 QUICK-ON COOKING {P-100 POWER) A time-saving feature, this simplified control lets you quickly set and start microwave cooking without the need to touch START. 2 minutes: Example: To set Quick-On cookinq Step Procedu re Keypad Display Touch QUICK ON. ICrT Touch 2.
  • Page 18: Other Convenient Functions

    OTHER CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS CHILD LOCK OUT : This is a safety feature which prevents use by children. The feature locks the electronic operation of the oven until canceled. DEMO MODE : To demonstrate the oven functions without generating any power. WORD SPEED (HIGH, MEDIUM,...
  • Page 19: Cooking Techniques

    COOKING TECHNIQUES Advantages of microwave cooking Delicate Ingredients speed and efficiency. For warming, Some foods require special attention when cooked in the microwave oven. heating, and defrosting, nothing Delicate foods such as eggs, cheese, compares. There are a few tips that will make microwaving easier and mayonnaise,...
  • Page 20: Sensor Cooking

    SENSOR COOKING • Do not heat food for less than 4 oz General Cooking Tips: • Room temperature should be below (115 g) or more than 20 oz (560 g). 95°F (35°C). Always use Time cooking for these amounts. • Keep the inside of oven, the turntable and the outside of cooking •...
  • Page 21 SENSOR COOKING (CONT.) Cooking Guide Item/Amount Press keypad Special Notes Wash. Prepare and cut into slices, cubes, Artichokes, Beans, wedges, or julienne strips. Broccoli, Brussels The best container for cooking vegetables sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn, is a V2 to 2 quart (1/2to 2 litre) microwave- Cauliflower, Eggplant, safe casserole.
  • Page 22: Sensor Cooking Recipes

    SENSOR COOKING RECIPES Asparagus with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette 4 servings Makes Cooking Time : About 7 - 10 minutes Method Ingredients 1 Ib (450 g) asparagus, washed and Trim asparagus so that stems will lie flat trimmed in microwave-safe dish. 2 tbsp. (30 mL) water Add water.
  • Page 23 SENSOR COOKING RECIPES (CONT.) Bacon Vegetable Soup Makes 4 - 6 servings Cooking Time : About 65 - 75 minutes Method Ingredients 4 oz (115 g) slices bacon, diced Combine all ingredients in 3 quart 1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped (3 litre) microwave-safe casserole.
  • Page 24 MANUAL COOKING - APPETIZERS AND RICE CONVERTING RECIPES • Cover appetizers or dips only when Most hot appetizers adapt well to called for by a recipe. Use casserole microwave cooking, the exception lids, wax paper, plastic wrap, or being those wrapped in pastry.
  • Page 25 MANUAL COOKING - SOUPS AND SANDWICHES A large variety of sandwich • Thinly sliced meat heats better than combinations can be made in your thickly sliced meat. microwave oven. Because The slower-cooking thick slices often cause the bread to overcook sandwiches heat quickly, be careful not to overcook...
  • Page 26 MANUAL COOKING - MEATS FPOULTRY AND FISH PREPARATION CHECKING DONENESS • Use a microwave-safe dish, etc. Beef: The color inside meat indicates • Defrost Frozen foods completely. donenesso Rare roast should be red • Wash poultry and fish in cool water. inside.
  • Page 27 Stand Cooking Food Power Special Notes Time Time Beef Arrange in loaf dish, P-50 15 - 20 Tin. 5 rain. Meat loaf 11/2Ib Cover with wax paper. (68O g) Pork Place in a shallow dish. Chops, loin 1/2inch Cover loosely with wax cm) thick, 7 oz paper.
  • Page 28 Stand Cooking Food Power Special Notes Time Poultry Arrange skin-side up in Chicken pieces, a baking dish halfway up to 2 Ib (900 g) P-100 5 - 8 min. through cooking, 5 min. 1 Ib (450 g) meatier portions toward edge of dish.
  • Page 29 MANUAL COOKING - BAKED GOODS AND DESSERTS If a recipe contains buttermilk or sour Converting Recipes When adapting quick bread recipes, cream, do not change the amount of soda, since it serves to counteract you wil! find it necessary to reduce the amount of leavening (baking powder...
  • Page 30: Removable Parts

    Sears for service because Sears Here's a comparative warranty and Service is nationwide. Maintenance Agreement chart showing Your Sears Kenmore Microwave Oven you the benefits of a Sears Microwave has added value when you consider that Oven Maintenance Agreement.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Check your problem by using the chart below and try the solutions for each _roblem. If the microwave oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest authorized service center. TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY When the oven is • The microcomputer used in •...
  • Page 32 TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Overcooked foods. • Cooking time/Cooking • Use correct time/ power level is not suitable. cooking power level. U ndercooked foods. • Materials to be avoided in • Use microwave-safe microwave oven are used. cookware only. (page 6) •...
  • Page 34: Microwave Oven

    Owner's Manual ® MICROWAVE OVEN Model Nos. 565. 68380/565. 68381/565. 68480/565. 68481 For in-house major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Para pedir servicio de reparacion a domicilio - 1 - 800- 676- 5811 Forthe location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area inlnl!

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