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Microwave Cooking Power; Reheat; Defrost; Doneness - KitchenAid KEHU309 Use & Care Manual

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Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
MICROWAVE COOKING POWER CHART
PERCENT/NAME
NUMBER
USE
100%, High
10
Quick heating convenience
(default setting)
foods and foods with high
water content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
90%
Cooking small, tender pieces
of meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%
8
Heating rice, pasta or
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods
that need a cook power lower
than high. For example, whole
fish and meat loaf.
70%,
7
Reheating a single serving of
Medium-High
food.
60%
6
Cooking sensitive foods such
as cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
50%, Medium
5
Cooking ham, whole poultry
and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%, Medium-
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
Low, Defrost
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
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To Set a Cooking
Power other than 100 %:
1. Touch the number keys to set a length of time to cook.
2. Touch POWER.
3. Using the Microwave Cooking Power chart above, enter the
corresponding
number for the desired power level.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the stop time is reached, the oven will shut off
automatically
and the end screen will appear on the display.
If enabled, end-of-cycle
tones will sound, then reminder
tones will sound every minute.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display and/or stop
reminder tones.
Doneness is a function used for adjusting the cook time. This
feature is used on all automatic cooking functions with the
exception of Popcorn and EasyConvect
TM.
Doneness may be adjusted to more done, less done or back to
recommended
doneness (default).
Doneness function is not active for manual cooking.
Doneness key will be automatically
activated during the
programming
sequence. The following demonstrates
how to
access and change the Doneness function.
Example
Demonstration:
1. From the Main Menu touch COOK METHOD.
2. Touch DEFROST.
3. Touch BREAD.
4. Once a food weight in a valid range has been entered, touch
CONTINUE. If the weight is not correct an error tone will
sound.
5. The Doneness key is now active. Touch DONENESS.
BREAD: Defrost
1.0 Ib
1. Remove
wrap from
bread.
2. Place on paper towel.
To adjust
cooking
results, press [Doneness]
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6. Touch the "plus" (+) or "minus" (-) keys to change the
Doneness setting.
DEFROST
= BREAD:
Recommended
Adjust
doneness
to your
preference.
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7.
Touch START.
During the Sensor Cook function a sensor automatically
adjusts
for the cook time and power level.
The microwave oven display will show the time countdown once
the sensor identifies the cooking duration.
If the microwave oven door is opened during a sensor function
the microwave oven will turn off, and any additional operations
will be canceled.
For best cooking performance:
Before using a sensor cook function, make sure power has been
supplied to the microwave oven for at least 2 minutes, the room
temperature is not above 95°F (35°C), and the outside of the
cooking container and the microwave oven cavity are dry.
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