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Defrosting; Keep Warm - KitchenAid YKHMS1850S Use & Care Manual

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Two or More Plates
Two plates may be heated side by side, or 1 dish larger than the
turntable, plus 2 plates on the cooking rack. For best results,
halfway through heating, turn the plates (or larger dish) halfway
around, and switch plates between top and bottom (if heating
more than 2 plates). See "Cooking Rack" section.
The turntable must be turned off while heating 2 bottom plates or
1 larger dish. See "Turntable"
section.
To Reheat Manually:
Follow instructions
in "Manual Cooking"
section, and use 70% cooking power. See "Microwave
Cooking
Power" chart.
The automatic Defrost control can be used or the microwave
oven can be manually set to defrost.
Food should be 0°F (-18°C) or colder at defrosting for optimal
results.
Unwrap foods and remove lids (for example, from fruit juice
containers) before defrosting.
Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of cycle for more even defrosting.
Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See "Aluminum
Foil
and Metal" first.
The automatic Defrost control has 3 categories: Meat, Poultry
and Fish. It should not be used for food left outside the freezer
more than 20 minutes and frozen ready-made food. Use the
following chart as a guide.
MEAT
Beef: ground, steaks, roast,
The narrow or fatty areas of
stew
irregular shaped cuts should
be shielded with foil before
Lamb: stew and chops
defrosting.
Pork: chops, ribs, roasts,
Do not defrost less than 1/4 Ib
sausage
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g)
patties.
Place all meats in microwave-
safe baking dish.
POULTRY
Chicken: whole and cut up
Place in microwave-safe
baking dish, chicken breast
Cornish hens
side up.
Turkey: breast
FISH
Fillets, Steaks, Whole,
Place in microwave-safe
Shellfish
baking dish.
To use the Defrost control:
1. Place food on the turntable, uncovered,
and close the door.
2. Touch DEFROST.
3. Touch 1 for Meat, 2 for Poultry or 3 for Fish
or
Touch DEFROST repeatedly to scroll through foods.
4. Touch the number pads to enter the weight.
Meats and Poultry can be set from 0.2 to 6.6 Ib (90 g to 3 kg).
Fish can be set from 0.2 to 4.4 Ib (90 g to 2 kg).
Defrost time may be adjusted at this time by touching COOK
POWER.
5. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle
tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
6. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display and/or stop
reminder tones.
To Defrost Manually:
Follow directions in "Manual Cooking"
section, and use 30% cooking power. See "Microwave
Cooking
Power" chart.
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. The
Keep Warm function uses 10% cook power. Keep Warm can be
used by itself, or it can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle.
Opening the door during Keep Warm will cancel the function.
Cover plates of food.
Cover foods that were covered while being cooked.
Do not cover baked goods such as pastries, pies, turnovers,
etc.
To Use (for single cycle):
1. Place hot cooked food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch KEEP WARM.
3. Touch START.
"WARM" will appear in the display during the entire cycle.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle
tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
4. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display and/or stop
reminder tones.
To Set at end of cycle: Touch KEEP WARM while setting a
cooking cycle before touching START control, or during cooking.
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