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Owner's Manual
Model No.
565. 68200
Before using this appliance,
this manual
and follow all safety rules
and Operating
can be found on page 29 - 41 .)
(El manual
del propietario
en espafiol
en las paginas
29 - 41).
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179, U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual MICROWAVE OVEN Model No. 565. 68200 CAUTION: Before using this appliance, read this manual and follow all safety rules and Operating Instructions. (Spanish Owner's Manual can be found on page 29 - 41 .) (El manual del propietario en espafiol encuentra en las paginas...
  • 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...
  • Page 3: Operation

    ..Special Features Quick Touch Cooking ..Automatic Defrost by Weight. Quick-On Cooking ..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 • 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 notdo home canning in this during cooking.
  • Page 5: 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: • Read all instructions before use. •...
  • Page 6: Electrical Grounding Instructions

    ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. If there is an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk _kDANGER 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...
  • 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 microwaves reach the embossments on the interior walls and then bounce in every direction.
  • Page 9: Installation

    Turntable Installation Turntable Hub(underside) Place the roller rest on the cavity bottom. • Turntable hub should securely locked in the receptacle. Never place the turntable upside down. • The turntable 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 Counts down cooking time in seconds. Shows clock time when oven is not in use. (2) Indicators STEP1/STEP2/STEP3 j_--_Aut0 0 U_.St SVPI St!n S!EP3 P.Au____ OO.OO,K. g (2)- -(1) Cooking stage indicators AUTO/DEFROST/PAUSE Cooking mode indicators TIME/POWER/MOREl...
  • Page 11: Child Lock-Out

    SE'n'ING CLOCK To set the correct time of day, follow the steps as below. Example: To set 3:15 : Keypad Step I Procedu re Display Touch CLOCK. n. n _-/ U.UU Touch 3, 1, 5 to enter time of day. 3"...
  • 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 STOPICLEAR is pressed. Touch HOLD WARM and then touch START.
  • Page 13: Time Cooking

    TIME COOKING This basic microwave cooking method allows you to cook food for a desired time. In addition to the HI (maximum) power level, you can select different microwave power from 9 levels, 1 to 9 (I0-90% of HI power level). To cook at power level 8 for 40 seconds: Procedure Keypad...
  • Page 14: Multi-Stage Cooking

    MULTISTAGE COOKING • You can program up to 3 stages of cooking in sequence. Each stage can be programmed with a different power and time setting. To program 2-stage or 3-stage cooking, repeat the Time Cooking steps 1 to 4 on page 13 and touch START. The oven automatically proceeds to the end of cooking.
  • Page 15: Automatic Defrost By Weight

    AUTOMATIC DEFROST BY WEIGHT This feature allows you to defrost meat, poultry and seafood automatically. Exam )le: To defrost 1.2 Ib of chicken )ieces: Display Keypad Steep" Procedure 0t_l_T 1 Touch AUTO DEFROST. Enter the weight of food. Weight must be programmed in pounds and tenth of a )ound.
  • Page 16 DEFROSTING CHART Item During Defrosting Standing time Beef 5 - 10 Tin. Ground beef Turn over. Remove defrosted portion. 15 mm. Liver 10 - Drain liquid. Separate pieces. Turn over. Cover ends with foil. 20 - 40 Tin, Roasts 5 - 10 ram. Sirloin steak Turn over.
  • Page 17: Quick-On Cooking

    QUICK-ON COOKING (HI-POWER) A time-saving feature, this simplified control lets you quickly set and start microwave cooking without the need to touch START. Example: To set Quick-On cooking for 2 minutes: Display _tep Procedure Keypad QUICK ON. ITouch 2. IThe display shows time LI LI i-tF/ Icounting...
  • Page 18 COOKING TECHNIQUES Delicate Ingredients Advantages of microwave cooking are Some foods require special attention speed and efficiency. For warming, when cooked in the microwave oven. heating, and defrosting, nothing compares. There are a few tips that Delicate foods such as eggs, cheese, will make microwaving easier and mayonnaise,...
  • Page 19 QUICK TOUCH COOKING COOKING TIPS FROZEN ENTREE t Frozen Vegetables in a pouch : Remove frozen vegetables from • Follow package directions package and place them in a removing or venting cover, piercing microwave-safe casserole or dish. pouch, replacing foil, covering with plastic wrap, etc.
  • Page 20 QUICK TOUCH COOKING (CONT.) Quick Touch Cooking/Reheating Guide Item/A mount Press keypad Special Notes CA UTION: Popcorn 3.5 oz (100 g) 1) After popping, open bag carefully. 3.0 ez (85 g) Popcorn and steam are extremely hot. 1.75 oz (50 g) 2) Do not reheat unpopped kemels or POPCORN reuse bag.
  • Page 21: Appetizers And Rice

    TIME 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 22 TIME COOKING - MEATS POULTRY AND FISH CHECKING DONENESS PREPARATION Beef: The color inside meat indicates • Use a microwave-safe dish, etc. doneness. Rare roast should be red • Defrost Frozen foods completely. inside. Medium is pink and gray • Wash poultry and fish in cool water. indicates well done.
  • Page 23 Cooking Stand Special Notes Food Power Time Time Beef Arrange in loaf dish. Meat loaf 11/2Ib 15 - 20 min. 5 min. Cover with wax paper. (680 g) Pork Place in a shallow dish. Chops, loin 1/2inch Cover loosely with wax paper.
  • Page 24: Eggs

    Stand Cooking Food Special Notes Time Arrange skin-side up in Poultry Chicken pieces, a baking dish halfway through cooking, up to 2 Ib (900 g) min. 5 min. 1 Ib (450 g) meatier portions toward edge of dish. Cover with plastic wrap or lid. Fish and Seafood Arrange in a single Fish fillets, 3/4Ib (340 g)
  • Page 25: Baked Goods And Desserts

    TIME COOKING - BAKED GOODS AND DESSERTS Converting Recipes If a recipe contains buttermilk or sour When adapting quick bread recipes, cream, do not change the amount of you will find it necessary to reduce the soda, since it serves to counteract amount of leavening (baking powder...
  • Page 26: Removable Parts

    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. Sears has a service unit near you, 2 nd Yr.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Check your problem by using the chart below and try the solutions for each problem. If the microwave oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest authorized service center. CAUSE REMEDY TROUBLE When the oven is • The microcomputer used in •...
  • Page 28 TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY • Use correct time/ Cooking time/Cooking power level is not suitable. cooking power level. Ove rcooked foods. • Materials to be avoided in • Use microwave-safe Undercooked foods. microwave oven are used. cookware only, (page 7) • Food is not defrosted •...
  • Page 30: Microwave Oven

    Owner's Manual ® MICROWAVE OVEN Model No. 565. 68200 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 servi¢io de reparacidn a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 676 - 5811 For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...