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Operating
Basics ..................................................
Defrost by T;me Guide (Power Level 3)
Items and Weight
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Procedures and Techniques
Beef
Ground Beef/1lb.
10-12 min.
5 min.
Breakapartandremove thawedportions with fork.
Ground Beef/2Ibs.
18-20 rain.
8-12rain.
Breakapartandremove thawedportions with fork.
BeefRoast, b oneless/3 Ibs.
26-28 min.
7-10rain.
Turnoverpartway.Shieldendsor thinnerareas
with foil.
Steaks/l"thick
7-8min.
5-7rain.
Separate andrearrange once.
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Pork
PorkRoast, b oneless/3 Ibs.
26-28 rain.
10-15 rain.
Turnoverpartway.Shieldendsorthinnerareas
with foil.
PorkChops/1 lb.
7-8rain.
5-7min.
Separate andrearrange once.
Ground Pork/1lb.
10-12 min.
5-7rain.
Breakapartandremove thawedportions with fork.
Spareribs/12 Ibs.
15-16 rain.
5-7rain.
Turnmeatoverandrearrange, s eparateonce.
Poultry
WholeChicken/3 Ibs.
20-22 min.
10-15 min.
Turnchickenover.Shieldwingtips, legendsand
breastareaswith foil. Breastsidedown.
Chicken Breastsboneless/1 lb.
7-8min.
5-7rain.
Separate andrearrange once.
Chicken Thighs/2 Ibs.
18-23 rain.
8-13min.
Separateandrearrange once.
Fish
FishFillets/1 lb.
10-11 min.
5-7rain.
Separateandrearrange once.Shieldas needed.
General Defrosting
77ps
7. During Auto Defrost, the oven will prompt you to
1. Do not defrost covered meat. Covering might allow
turn the food over. At this point, open oven door and
cooking to take place. Always remove outer wrap and
check the food. Follow the techniques listed below
for optimum defrost results. Then, close oven door,
tray. Place food on a microwave-safe rack in a dish.
touch Start Pad to complete defrosting.
During defrost, juices accumulate in dish and may
become hot enough to cook the food. Elevating meat
• Turn Over:
Roast, ribs, whole poultry, turkey
off of the dish will prevent the bottom and sides from
breasts, hot dogs, sausages, steaks, or chops.
beginning to cook.
• Rearrange:
Break apart or separate steaks, chops,
2. Begin defrosting whole poultry breast-side-down,
hamburger patties, ground meat, chicken or seafood
Begin defrosting roasts fat-side-down,
pieces, chunks of meat such as stew beef.
3. The shape of the package alters the defrosting time.
• Shield: Use small strips of aluminum foil to protect
Shallow rectangular shapes defrost more quickly than
thin areas, edges of unevenly shaped foods such as
a deep block,
chicken wings. To prevent arcing, do not allow foil
to come within 1-inch of oven walls or door.
4. Auto Defrost is programmed for specific weights.
Defrost results will be affected if you enter an incor-
• Remove:
To prevent cooking, thawed portions
rect weight,
should be removed from the oven at this point. This
5. Auto Defrost is programmed for frozen food at 0° F.
may shorten defrost time for foods weighing less
than 3-1bs.
If food is stored at a higher temperature, expect short-
er defrost times.
8. After defrosting, allow food to stand 5 to 10 minutes
if there are any icy areas. If large solid roasts, such as
6. After 1/3 of the defrost time has elapsed, check the
food. You may wish to turn over, break apart,
sirloin tip or rump roasts, are not completely thawed
rearrange or remove thawed portions of the food.
after standing, return roast to oven and program Auto
Defrost for 1 lb.
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