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Weight Defrost / Timed Defrost - KitchenAid KCMS2255 Use & Care Manual

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The Weight Defrost feature's preset programs can be used, the Timed Defrost feature can be used, or the microwave oven can be
manually set to defrost.
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 the 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.
Weight Defrost
The Weight Defrost feature has preset times and cook powers for
defrosting meat, poultry and fish by weight. It should not be used
for food that has been left outside the freezer for more than
20 minutes, or for frozen ready-made food. Use the following
chart as a guide.
FOODS
Meat
Beef (ground, steaks,
roast, stew)
Lamb (stew and chops)
Pork (chops, ribs, roasts,
sausage)
Poultry
Chicken (whole and
cut up)
Cornish hens
Turkey breast
Fish
Fillets
Steaks
Whole shellfish
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Weight Defrost / Timed Defrost

INSTRUCTIONS
The narrow or fatty areas of
irregular shaped cuts should be
shielded with foil before defrosting.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g) patties.
Place all meats in microwave-safe
baking dish. Do not cover.
Place in microwave-safe baking
dish, chicken breast side up. Do
not cover.
Place in microwave-safe baking
dish. Do not cover.
To Use Weight Defrost:
1. Place food, uncovered, on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch WEIGHT DEFROST.
Enter the weight in pounds.
Weight can be set from 0.3 lb to 6.3 lbs (136 g to 2.86 kg).
3. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
The cycle may be interrupted briefly to turn food, if necessary,
by opening the door. Close the door and touch START to
resume the cycle.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch STOP CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Timed Defrost
Timed Defrost does not have a preset program, but uses only
30% (PL3) cooking power.
To Use Timed Defrost:
1. Place food, uncovered, on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch TIMED DEFROST.
"00:00" will appear in the display.
3. Enter the time in minutes and seconds.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
The cycle may be interrupted briefly to turn food, if necessary,
by opening the door. Close the door and touch START to
resume the cycle.
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.
To Defrost Manually: Follow direction in "Manual Cooking"
section, and use 30% cooking power. See "Microwave Cooking
Power" chart.

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