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Sensor Cooking

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.
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 during a sensor cycle, sensing will stop
and the program will be canceled.

Sensor Cook

The sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released
from the food and automatically sets a cooking time based on the
selected food category.
Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Frozen
6-7 oz (170-198 mL)/
Pizza
Follow directions on package.
Baked
1-4 medium, 10-13 oz (283-369 g) each/
Potato
Pierce each one several times with a fork. Place
on turntable around edges, at least 1" (2.5 cm)
apart. Let stand 5 minutes after cooking.
Fresh
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Vegetables
Place in microwave-safe container and add
2-4 tbs (30-60 mL) water. Cover with plastic wrap
and vent. Stir and let stand 2-3 minutes after
cooking.
Frozen
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Vegetables
Remove from package. Place in microwave-safe
container. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Stir
and let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
Frozen
10-20 oz (283-567 g)/
Entrée
Remove from package. Loosen cover on three
sides. If entrée is not in microwave-safe
container, place on plate, cover with plastic wrap
and vent.
Rice
0.5-2 cups (125-500 mL) dry rice (Use medium or
long grain rice.)/
Follow measurements on package for ingredient
amounts. Place rice and liquid in microwave-safe
dish. Cover with loose-fitting lid. Let stand
5 minutes after cooking, or until liquid is
absorbed. Stir.
Casserole
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwave-safe container, cover with
plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after cooking.
FOOD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Ground
8-32 oz (227-907 g)/
Meat
Crumble meat into a microwave-safe container.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
Fish/
4-16 oz (113-454 g)/
Seafood
Place in microwave-safe dish and add 2-4 tbs
(30-60 mL) liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and
vent. Let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
Eggs
2-5 eggs/
Break eggs into a microwave-safe container with
high sides. Add 1 tbs (15 mL) water per egg and
beat. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and
let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
NOTE: When covering foods, make sure the vent opening is large
enough for moisture to escape. This will allow the sensor to
accurately determine cooking time.
To Use Sensor Cook:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch COOK until the desired food type is displayed.
The microwave oven will start automatically after a brief
delay.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
3. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.

Sensor Popcorn

The sensor in the microwave oven determines the appropriate
popping time of commercially packaged microwavable popcorn.
This function is programmed to detect popping times for 3.5-oz
(99 g), 3.0-oz (85 g) and 1.75-oz (50 g) bags.
NOTE: During Popcorn function, as with all microwave cooking
functions, the microwave oven should be attended at all times.
Listen for popping to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds, then
stop the cycle.
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not use regular
paper bags or glassware.
Pop only 1 package of popcorn at a time.
Follow manufacturer's instructions when using a microwave
popcorn popper.
For best cooking results, do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
Use fresh bags of popcorn for optimal results.
Cooking results may vary by brand and fat content. For bag
sizes not listed in this section, follow directions on the
package.
To Use Sensor Popcorn:
1. Place popcorn bag on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch POPCORN once for Regular (3.0-3.5 oz [85-99 g]), or
twice for Snack (1.75 oz [50 g]).
The microwave oven will start automatically after a brief
delay.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
3. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
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