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Cleaning - Kenmore Sears 89247 Use And Care Manual And Cooking Manual

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OPERATION
Q_ What is wrong when the oven light does not
glow?
Ao There may be several reasons why the oven
light does not glow. Perhaps:
• Door is not closed and locked
Push firmly to
be sure that door is locked properly.
• The light bulb has burned out.
Q. Why is steam coming
out of the air exhaust
vent?
A, Steam is normally
produced
during cooking.
The microwave
oven has been made to vent
this steam..
Q. Can the microwave
oven be damaged
if it
operates empty?
A. Yes° Never operate while empty or without
the
turntable
positioned
correctly
on the roller rest°
Q.,
A_
When the oven is plugged
into a wall outlet for
the first time, it might
not work properly
What
is wrong?
When the oven is plugged
in for the first time
or when power resumes after a power
interruption, the microcomputer
used in the
oven control may temporarily
become
scrambled
and fail to function
as programmed
Unplug the oven from the walt outlet and then
plug it back in, The microcomputer
wilt then
reset for proper functioning.
Q° Why do 1see light reflection
around the outer
case?
A. This light is from the oven light located outside
the oven cavity.
A_
Why is there noise coming from the turntable
when the oven is turned on?
This noise occurs when the turntable
roller rest
and cavity bottom
are dirty° Frequent cleaning
of these parts should eliminate
or reduce the
noise
Q. Instructions
for aluminum
foil use are
confusing.
When should I use foil?
A. It should
be used to shield portions
of food
from becoming
overcooked
or overdefrosted
Use small flat pieces of foit for shielding.
FOODS
Qo What is wrong when baked foods have a hard,
dry brown spot?
A. This is caused by overcooking.
Shorten
cooking
or reheating
time
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A_
Why do eggs sometimes
pop?
The egg yolk may pop because of steam
build-up
inside the membrane,. To prevent this,
simply pierce the membrane
with a toothpick
before cooking
it
CAUTION:
Never microwave
eggs in the shefl
since they may explode,
Q_ Why are scrambled
eggs sometimes
a little dry
after cooking?
A, Eggs dry out if they are overcooked.
You may
need to vary the cooking
time for one of these
reasons:
• Eggs vary in size,
= Eggs are at room temperature
one time and at
refrigerator
temperature
another time
• The shapes of utensils vary, which makes it
necessary
to vary cooking time.
o Eggs continue
cooking
during standing
time..
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Ao
What is wrong when three potatoes bake
thoroughly
and the fourth one is still not
cooked?
The fourth
potato may be slightly
heavier than
the others and should be cooked 30 to 60
seconds Ionge_. Remember
to allow one inch
(2.5 cm) around each potato when baking
For
more even cooking,
place potatoes
in a circle
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Am
Why do baked apples sometimes
burst during
cooking?
The peel has not been removed
from the top
half of each apple to allow for expansion
of the
interior
of the apple during cooking.
As in
regular cooking
methods,
the interior
of the
apple expands during the cooking
process.
O_
A.
How are boil-overs
avoided?
Use a larger utensil than usual for cooking,
if
you open the oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR,
the food wit! stop boiling
Q. Why does the dish become hot when I
microwave
food in it?
A, As the food becomes
hot it will conduct the
heat into the dish Use hot pads to remove food
after cooking
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