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Aluminum Foil And Metal; Microwave Cooking Power; Manual Cooking - KitchenAid YKCMS1555S Use & Care Manual



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Paper: Towels,
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
Plastic: Wraps,
Use those approved by the manufacturer
Bags, Covers,
for microwave oven use.
Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Straw, Wicker,
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with
1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.

Aluminum Foil and Metal

Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur
and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some
models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
thermometers may be used with the following guidelines:
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls,
ceiling or floor.
Always use the turntable.
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
contact with another metal object during microwave cooking.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, non-
approved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners
such as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or
silver trim or a metallic glaze should not be used in the
microwave oven.

Microwave Cooking Power

Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent or name. For example,
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
100%, High
Quick heating convenience foods and
(default setting)
foods with high water content, such as
soups, beverages and most vegetables.
Cooking small, tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
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.
Reheating a single serving of food.
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable casseroles, such as
50%, Medium
Cooking ham, whole poultry and pot
Simmering stews.
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
30%, Medium-
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
Low, Defrost
precooked foods.
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream.
10%, Low
Taking chill out of fruit.

Manual Cooking

To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
"ENTER COOKING TIME" will scroll across display. Enter the
length of time to cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
3. Touch COOK POWER, then set the desired cooking power.
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 OFF or open the door to clear the display.
Cook time may be added in 1-minute increments during the cycle
by touching ADD A MINUTE.


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