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Kenmore 721.86002 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
English / Español
Models/Modelos: 721.86002, 86003, 86009
Kenmore Elite
Microwave Hood Combination
Combinación Microondas Campana
P/No.: MFL57601503
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado English / Español Models/Modelos: 721.86002, 86003, 86009 Kenmore Elite ® Microwave Hood Combination Combinación Microondas Campana P/No.: MFL57601503 Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Microwave Hood Table of Contents Combination Warranty Warranty ..............2 Protection Agreements ..........3 Safety ................ 4 One Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained Overview ..............7 according to all instructions supplied with the product, How Your Microwave Hood Combination Works ..7 if this appliance fails due to a defect in material or Radio Interference ............7 workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Testing Your Microwave Oven ........7 call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® to arrange for free repair. Testing Your Dinnerware or Cookware ......8 Operating Safety Precautions ........8 Five-Year Limited Warranty on the Magnetron For five years from the date of purchase, if the Electrical Connection .
  • Page 3: Protection Agreements

    Sears Service Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore product is designed and manufactured ® for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s when having a Master Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product. Here’s what the Agreement* includes: •...
  • Page 4: Safety

    Product Record In the space to the right, record the date of purchase, Model No. model, and serial number of your product. You will find Date of Purchase the model and serial number printed on an identification Serial No. plate located inside the oven door. Have these items of information available whenever you contact Sears Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future concerning your product. reference. Microwave Oven Safety Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your microwave oven.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • T he microwave oven should be serviced only by • D o not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces qualified service personnel. Call an authorized can break off the pad and touch electrical parts service company for examination, repair, or causing a risk of electric shock. adjustment. • D o not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven when the microwave oven is in • S ee door surface cleaning instructions in the operation. “CARE AND CLEANING” section. • D o not cover or block any openings on the •...
  • Page 6: Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure To Excessive Microwave Energy

    MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY (a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the (c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It door open. Doing so can result in harmful is particularly important that the oven door exposure to microwave energy. It is important closes properly and that there is no damage not to defeat or tamper with the to the: safety interlocks. (1) Door (bent) () Hinges and latches (broken or loosened) (b) Do not place any object between the oven (3) Door seals and sealing surfaces front face and the door, or allow soil or cleanser residue to accumulate on (d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired sealing surfaces. by anyone except for a properly qualified service technician. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS DANGER Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
  • Page 7: Overview

    Overview This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also discusses the basic information you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you use your oven. HOW YOUR MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION WORKS Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave energy is not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and it is this heat that cooks the food. Microwaves are like TV waves, radio waves, or light waves. You cannot see them, but you can see what they do. A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves. The microwaves move into the oven where they contact the food as it turns on the turntable. The glass turntable of your microwave oven lets microwaves pass through. Then they bounce off a metal floor, back through the glass turntable, and are absorbed by the food. Microwaves pass through most glass, paper, and plastics without heating them, so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves bounce off metal containers so food does not absorb the energy.
  • Page 8: Testing Your Dinnerware Or Cookware

    OVERVIEW TESTING YOUR DINNERWARE OR COOKWARE Most heat resistant, nonmetallic cookware is safe for use in your microwave oven. However, to test cookware before using, follow these steps: 1. Place empty cookware in the microwave oven. . M easure 1 cup (50ml) of water in a glass measuring cup and place it in the oven beside the cookware. 3. M icrowave on 100% power for 1 minute. If the cookware is warm, it should not be used for microwave cooking. NOTE: Some dishes (melamine, some ceramic dinnerware, etc.) absorb microwave energy, becoming too hot to handle and slowing cooking time. Cooking in metal containers, not designed for microwave use, could damage the oven, as could containers with hidden metal (twist-ties, foil lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim).
  • Page 9: Microwave Oven Features

    OVERVIEW MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES F. Cooktop/Countertop Light Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive G. Grease Filter - See “CARING FOR THE FILTERS” as possible. To get you up and running quickly, the section. following is a list of the oven’s basic features: H. Control Panel - Touch the pads on this panel to A. Metal Shielded Window - The shield prevents perform all functions. microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a I. Cooking Rack - Use for extra space when cooking screen to allow you to view food as it cooks. in more than one container at the same time. B. Model and Serial Number Plate Remove cooking rack when you are not using it. C.
  • Page 10: Installation Instructions For Glass Tray

    OVERVIEW INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR GLASS TRAY To install: 1. Place the guide tray on the oven cavity bottom. The rollers on the shaft should fit inside the guide tray bottom groove. (See figures 1, 2-1, and 2-2) . Place the rotating ring on the guide tray. (See Figure 3) 3. Place the glass tray on the rotating ring. Fit the rollers of the shaft between the raised, hollowed groove of the glass tray bottom. The rollers on the rotating ring should fit inside the glass tray bottom ridge. (See Figures 4-1 and 4-) USING AN OBLONG DISH When using an oblong dish, don’t forget to place it in the center of the guide tray, or poor performance...
  • Page 11: Oven Control Panel

    OVERVIEW OVEN CONTROL PANEL C. Popcorn Touch this pad to pop popcorn with the sensor feature. The oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to cook depending on the amount of humidity it detects from the popcorn. D. Cook Touch this pad to cook microwavable foods without entering a cook time or power. E. Reheat Touch this pad to reheat microwavable foods without entering a cook time or power. F. Back This button can be used within menus to return to the previous screen. G. Auto Defrost Touch this pad, followed by Number Pads, to thaw frozen meat by weight. H. 1 lb Defrost Touch this pad to express defrost. “GROUND BEEF 1.0 LBS TOUCH START” will appear in the display. I. Soften/Melt Touch this pad to soften ice cream, cream cheese, butter or frozen juice and melt chocolate, cheese, butter, or marshmallows. J. Add 30 Seconds Touch this pad to cook for 30 seconds at 100% cook power, or to add extra seconds at the set cook power to your cooking cycle. K. Favorites Touch this pad to recall a cooking instruction previously placed in memory.
  • Page 12: How To Use

    How to Use DIAL CONTROL CLOCK Faster, easier, better than ever before— Example: To set the clock for 8:00 P.M. Just watch the display screen and choose what you want from the menus. Touch: Display Shows: Touch function pad to: Touch the • Select desired function. This must be done before CLOCK pad. the dial can be used. Turn DIAL control to: Set the time of • Set clock/kitchen timer.
  • Page 13: Vent

    HOW TO USE VENT LIGHT The VENT removes steam and other vapors from The pad on the bottom left of the control panel the cooking surface. controls the cooktop light. Example: To set the Lamp for HIGH. Touch: Display Shows: Touch: Display Shows: Touch the VENT Vent ON/OFF pad. On/Off Light Touch the LIGHT pad to Hi/Nite/Off turn the light to Vent Press the VENT LIGHT HIGH. 5 speed SPEED pad to increase the vent speed from levels Light Touch the 1 to 5.
  • Page 14: Manual Cook

    HOW TO USE MANUAL COOK TWO-STAGE COOKING This oven can be programmed to automatically Example: To cook food for 8 minutes 30 sec- switch from one cooking power to another during a onds at 70% power. cooking cycle. Touch: Display Shows: Example: To cook food for 3 minutes at 100% Time power (first stage) and for 7 minutes 30 sec- Press the TIME Cook onds at 70% power (second stage).
  • Page 15: Cooking Guide For Power Levels

    HOW TO USE COOKING GUIDE FOR POWER LEVELS The nine power levels in addition to HIGH allow you to choose the best power level for the food you are cooking. Below are listed all the power levels, examples of foods best cooked at each level, and the amount of microwave power you are using. MICROWAVE OUTPUT POWER LEVEL • Boil water 100% • Cook ground beef (High) • Make candy • Cook fresh fruits and vegetables • Cook fish and poultry • Preheat browning dish • Reheat meat slices quickly • Saute onions, celery, and green pepper • All reheating •...
  • Page 16: Options

    HOW TO USE OPTIONS The pad on the bottom left of the control panel Example: To check night light setting. controls the cooktop light. Touch: Display Shows: FUNCTION REMARK Auto Night Light set auto night light time Touch the OPTIONS pad. Clock On/Off turn clock on/off Demo On/Off demo mode on/off Lbs/Kg change weight measurement Press the dial TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER to select AUTO Reminder set reminder time NITE LITE. Scroll Speed adjust scroll speed to desired level Sound On/Off...
  • Page 17 HOW TO USE CLOCK ON/OFF REMINDER Example: Turn clock on or off. Example: Set a reminder for 8:45 AM. Touch: Display Shows: Touch: Display Shows: Touch the Options Touch the Options OPTIONS pad. OPTIONS pad. Turn the dial to TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER Turn the dial to select CLOCK TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTE select REMINDER ON/OFF and and press. press. Turn the dial to TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER Press the dial...
  • Page 18: Soften/Melt

    HOW TO USE REMINDER BACK Example: Clear reminder from memory. The BACK button can be used within menus to return to the previous screen. Touch: Display Shows: Pressing the BACK pad will not pause or Touch the Options interrupt a cycle. OPTIONS pad. SOFTEN/MELT Turn the dial TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER to select The oven uses low power to melt or soften foods REMINDER and (butter, chocolate, marshmallows and cheese). press. Example: To Melt 8 oz. Chocolate. Touch: Display Shows: TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER Turn the dial to select CLEAR Touch the...
  • Page 19: Favorites

    HOW TO USE FAVORITES Example: To use a memorized recipe (Pizza). FAVORITES lets you recall one cooking instruction previously placed in memory and begin cooking Touch: Display Shows: quickly. o use a recipe, Favorites Example: To add a recipe (reheat a piece of press the pizza for 30 seconds). FAVORITES Touch: Display Shows: pad. the Press Turn the dial to Favorites TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER...
  • Page 20: Using Sensor Cooking

    HOW TO USE USING SENSOR COOKING COOK SENSOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Using COOK lets you heat common microwave- Sensor Cook allows you to cook most of your prepared foods without needing to program favorite foods without selecting cooking times and cooking times and power levels. power levels. the display will indicate “Sensing” during the initial sensing period. The oven Example: To cook Rice. automatically determines the required cooking time for each food item. When the internal sensor Touch: Display Shows: detects a certain amount of humidity coming from Turn the dial to the food, it will tell the oven how much longer to select COOK heat. The display will show the remaining heating and press. time. For best results for cooking by Sensor, follow these recommendations. • Food cooked with the sensor system should be at Turn the dial normal storage temperature. TURN TO SELECT • PRESS TO ENTER to select •...
  • Page 21: Warm & Hold

    HOW TO USE WARM & HOLD To make Warm & Hold automatically You can safely keep hot, cooked food warm in follow another cycle: your microwave oven for up to 90 minutes (about • After entering cooking instructions, touch Warm & 1 hour, 30 minutes). You can use Warm & Hold by Hold before touching START. itself, or automatically follow a cooking cycle. • When the last cooking cycle is over, you will hear Example: To use the Warm & Hold. two tones. “Hold” will come on while the oven Touch: Display Shows:...
  • Page 22: Auto Defrost

    HOW TO USE AUTO DEFROST 1 LB DEFROST Your microwave oven is preset with four defrost Example: To quickly defrost 1.0 lbs. of ground categories. Using AUTO DEFROST is the best way beef. to defrost frozen foods. Touch: Display Shows: Example: To defrost 1.2 lbs. of ground beef. 1 lb Press the 1 lb Touch: Display Shows: Defrost DEFROST pad. Press the AUTO DEFROST pad.
  • Page 23: Defrost Table

    HOW TO USE DEFROST TABLE NOTE: Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty cuts of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas shielded with foil at the beginning of the defrost sequence. Meat settings FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BEEF Ground Beef, MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork. Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb. Bulk Turn over. Return remainder to oven. Freeze in ball shape. Ground Beef, MEAT Separate and rearrange. Do not defrost less than  oz. patties. Patties Depress center when freezing. Round Steak MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with Place in a microwave safe dish. aluminum foil. Tenderloin MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with Place in a microwave safe dish. Steak aluminum foil.
  • Page 24 HOW TO USE DEFROST TABLE (Continued) Poultry setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS CHICKEN Whole POULTRY Turn over (finish defrosting breast Place chicken breast-side up in a (up to 6 lbs) side down). Cover warm areas with microwave-safe dish. Finish defrosting by aluminum foil. immersing in cold water. Remove giblets when chicken is partially defrosted. Cut-up Separate pieces and rearrange. Place in a microwave-safe dish. Turn over. Cover warm areas with Finish defrosting by immersing in cold aluminum foil. water. CORNISH HENS Whole POULTRY Turn over. Cover warm areas with Place in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Page 25: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning To make sure your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully. To clean glass tray, rotating ring and guide tray: For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm, sudsy Wash in mild, sudsy water; water and a sponge or for heavily soiled areas soft cloth. Use only mild, use a mild cleanser and nonabrasive soaps or a scouring sponge. The glass mild detergent. Be sure tray, rotating ring, and to keep the areas clean guide tray are dishwasher where the door and safe. oven frame touch when closed.
  • Page 26: Replacing The Cooktop And Oven Lights

    CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN REPLACING THE COOKTOP AND OVEN LIGHTS The cooktop light 5. Remove the bulb holder by pushing the 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. locking tab back slightly to disengage the tab from the bulb holder. . Remove the bulb cover mounting screws. 6. Lift up the bulb holder and slide it out of the compartment. 3. Replace the bulb. 4. Reinstall bulb cover with mounting screws. 5. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. The oven light 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 7. Replace the bulb. . Remove the vent grille mounting screws. 8. Reinstall the bulb holder. Slide the bulb holder 3. Open the door. Tip the grille forward; then back into the compartment and press down slide the grille to the left and pull out. firmly so the locking tab snaps into place. 9.
  • Page 27: Caring For The Filters

    CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN CARING FOR THE FILTERS The grease filters should be removed and cleaned often, at least once a month. NOTE: If your microwave hood combination is installed to recirculate air, the charcoal filter (Part No. 530W1A0003A) is available from Sears by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned and should be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Grease filters Charcoal filter replacement: (Part No.
  • Page 28: Cooking Tips

    Microwave Cooking Tips Amount of food Releasing pressure in foods • If you increase or decrease the amount of • Several foods (for example: baked potatoes, food you prepare, the time it takes to cook sausages, egg yolks, and some fruits) are tightly that food will also change. For example, if you covered by a skin or membrane. Steam can build double a recipe, add a little more than half the up under the membrane during cooking, causing original cooking time. Check for doneness and, if the food to burst. To relieve the pressure and necessary, add more time in small increments. to prevent bursting, pierce these foods before cooking with a fork, cocktail pick, or toothpick. Starting temperature of food Using standing time • The lower the temperature of the food being put into the microwave oven, the longer it takes •...
  • Page 29: Using Aluminum Foil

    MICROWAVE COOKING TIPS Removing the rack Using aluminum foil • When popping commercially packaged popcorn, Metal containers should not be used in a microwave remove the rack from the oven. Do not place the oven. There are, however, some exceptions. If you bag of microwave popcorn on the rack or under have purchased food which is prepackaged in an the rack.. aluminum foil container, refer to the instructions on the package. When using aluminum foil containers, • Popping microwave popcorn without removing the cooking times may be longer because microwaves rack can cause fire or damage to your microwave will only penetrate the top of the food. If you use oven. aluminum containers without package instructions, follow these guidelines: •...
  • Page 30: Questions And Answers

    Questions and Answers QUESTIONS ANSWERS Can I operate my microwave oven without the No. If you remove or move the glass tray, you glass tray or move the glass tray over to hold a will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in large dish? your oven must fit on the glass or guide tray. Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my You can use aluminum foil for shielding (use microwave oven? small, flat pieces), small skewers, and shallow foil trays (if tray is not taller than 3/4 in. [1.9 cm] deep and is filled with food to absorb microwave energy). Never allow metal to touch walls or door.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Most often, cooking problems are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, call Sears Service at 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® MICROWAVE OVEN DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE Nothing works. • T he power supply cord is not plugged into a grounded 3-prong outlet. (See the Electrical Requirements” section on page 5 and the “Electrical connection” section on Page 7.) • A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. • The electric company has had a power failure.
  • Page 32: Glass Tray

    TROUBLESHOOTING GLASS TRAY PROBLEM CAUSE The glass tray will not • T he glass tray is not correctly in place. It should be correct-side up move. and sitting firmly on the center hub. • T he support is not operating correctly. Remove the glass tray and restart the oven. If the hub still does not move, call Sears Service at 1- 800-4-MY-HOME . Cooking without the glass tray can give you poor ® results. TONES PROBLEM CAUSE You do not hear the • You have not entered the correct command. programming or end-of-cycle tone. VENT PROBLEM CAUSE Vent fan comes on • T he vent fan will automatically turn on if it senses too much heat during automatically.
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