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Microwave Cooking Power; Manual Cooking; Cooking In Stages; Sensor Cooking - KitchenAid KCMC1575 Use & Care Manual

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power tousebypercent orname. Forexample, PL7=70%=
Medium-High.
Tosee theexact power l evel during a cooking c ycle, touch
POWER LEVEL. The display w illbriefly s how thecurrent power
level, then willreturn t othecooking c ountdown.
Use thefollowing c hart a sageneral guide forthesuggested
cooking p ower ofspecific f oods.
PERCENT/NAME
USE
100%, High, PL10
Quick heating convenience foods and
(default setting)
foods with high water content, such as
soups, beverages and most vegetables.
90%, PL9
Cooking small, tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%, PL8
Heating rice, pasta or stirrable casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that need a
cook power lower than high. For example,
whole fish and meat loaf.
70%, Medium-
Reheating a single serving of food.
High, PL7
60%, PL6
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as
lasagna.
50%, Medium,
Cooking ham, whole poultry and pot
PL5
roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%, PL4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
30%, Medium-
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
Low, Defrost, PL3
precooked foods.
20%, PL2
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream.
10%, Low, PL1
Taking chill out of fruit.
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NOTE: To cook at 100% power, begin by touching number pads
to enter cook time, then touch START.
To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door,
2. Touch COOK TIME.
"00:00" will appear in the display, Enter the length of time to
cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
3. Touch POWER LEVEL.
The default power level PL10 will appear in the display. Enter
the desired power level. See "Microwave
Cooking Power."
4. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle
tones will sound.
5. Touch STOP CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 2 stages, which may
include a defrosting stage. See "Defrost" to set defrosting stage.
NOTE: If a defrosting stage is programmed,
it will cycle first.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
"00:00" will appear in the display. Enter the length of time to
cook during the first stage.
3. Touch POWER LEVEL, then enter the desired cooking power
for the first stage. See "Microwave
Cooking Power."
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second stage.
5. Touch START.
One tone will sound between stages.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle
tones will sound.
6. Touch STOP CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Cook time may be added in 30-second
increments during the
cycling stage by touching (START) ADD 30 SEC control.
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A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food as it heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly.
Many sensor cycles require the covering of foods. Microwave-
safe containers or steamers with loose-fitting
lids are
recommended.
The loose-fitting
lid allows enough steam to
escape to be detected by the sensor. When covering foods with
plastic wrap, be sure to leave a large enough vent opening to
allow the steam to escape.
"SC" (sensor cook) will appear in the display during sensor
cooking.
NOTES:
The microwave oven should be plugged in for at least
3 minutes.
The microwave oven cavity and the exterior of the cooking
container should be dry.
The room temperature should not exceed 95°F (35°C).
If the door is opened while the sensor is detecting moisture
(while "SC" appears in the display), sensing will stop and the
program will be canceled.
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