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Kenwood K23GSS11 Instruction Manual

23 litre stainless steel microwave with grill.
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23 Litre Stainless Steel Microwave with Grill
instruction manual
time defrost
kitchen timer
+30sec/con rm
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  • Page 1 23 Litre Stainless Steel Microwave with Grill K23GSS11 instruction manual microwave/ weight/ grill/combination time defrost clock/ stop/clear kitchen timer start/ +30sec/con rm K23GSS11_IB_final110304.indd 1 04/03/2011 9:29 AM...
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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    contents unpacking ..........................4 getting ready ........................5 introducing microwave cooking ..................6 cooking with a microwave ........................6 checking your cooking utensils ......................7 using aluminium foil in your microwave ...................7 microwave heating categories ......................8 steam ...............................9 condensation ...........................9 product overview ......................10 the main unit ..........................10 the control panel ..........................10 checking your microwave....................11...
  • Page 4: Unpacking

    Thank you for purchasing your new Kenwood Microwave with Grill. These operating instructions will help you use it properly and safely. We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual in order that you fully understand all the operational features it offers.
  • Page 5: Getting Ready

    getting ready This microwave is designed for domestic use. It should not be used for commercial catering. 1. After unpacking your microwave, check that it has not been damaged whilst in the box. Make sure there are no dents on the microwave, and the door closes properly. A dented or damaged microwave could allow microwave energy to escape.
  • Page 6: Introducing Microwave Cooking

    introducing microwave cooking Always remember the basic safeguards you would follow when using any cooking equipment or handling hot food. See below for basic guidelines in microwave cooking. If you are unfamiliar with using a microwave, refer to the back of this instruction booklet for more information.
  • Page 7: Checking Your Cooking Utensils

    checking your cooking utensils Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cooking utensils are safe to use in your microwave. If you are not sure if you can use a utensil in your microwave, follow this simple test: 1. Put the utensil into the microwave next to a cup of water – use a cup that you know is microwave safe.
  • Page 8: Microwave Heating Categories

    microwave heating categories Your microwave has been tested and labelled to meet the government’s voluntary agreement on the reheating of pre-cooked food. The heating characteristics and output power levels of microwaves are usually calculated using a relatively large portion of food (a 1000 gram load, IEC 705) but many packs of pre-cooked food are sold in smaller packs, often about 350 grams.
  • Page 9: Steam

    steam When you microwave food, steam is created as water in the food heats up and evaporates. The steam formed during microwave cooking is entirely safe. It has to escape from the microwave to prevent pressure from building up inside the microwave. It does this through the vents on the back of the microwave and from around the door.
  • Page 10: Product Overview

    product overview the main unit control panel microwave/ weight/ grill/combination time defrost clock/ stop/clear kitchen timer start/ +30sec/con rm grill rack For use when grilling. door handle the control panel LED display Shows the clock, cooking time and setting. microwave/grill/combination button weight/time defrost button Use this button to select the...
  • Page 11: Checking Your Microwave

    checking your microwave Check your microwave after unpacking. For your safety, the microwave stops if the door is opened during cooking. Close the door and press the start/+30sec/confirm button to continue the cooking cycle. 1. Pull the handle to open the door. 2.
  • Page 12: Clock Setting

    clock setting When the microwave is connected to the mains power, the LED display will show “0:00”, and the microwave will sound once. Please ensure that you have set the clock prior to use. Please follow the steps below to set the clock. 1.
  • Page 13: Kitchen Timer

    kitchen timer While the microwave is operating or not in use, this feature allows you to use the microwave as a timer. Please make sure the clock has been set. For setting the kitchen timer, follow the steps below. 1. Press the clock/kitchen timer button twice.
  • Page 14: Setting The Child Lock

    setting the child lock This feature prevents the electronic operation of the microwave by locking the operation of the control panel until you have cancelled it. Please follow the steps below to set the child lock. 1. Press the stop/clear button for 5 seconds and a long tone will sound.
  • Page 15: Microwave Cooking

    microwave cooking For simple microwave cooking, follow the steps below. For instance: If you want to use 80% microwave power to cook for 20 minutes. 1. Press the microwave/grill/combination button once and the LED display will show “P100”. Press the microwave/grill/ combination button repeatedly until the LED display shows “P80”.
  • Page 16: Grill Or Combination Cooking

    grill or combination cooking • During first time use of grill cooking, operate the microwave empty for at least 20 minutes. Some smoke and/or odour may occur. This is normal and will stop. • We recommend that you use the supplied grill rack. Place your food on the grill rack then place on top of the glass turntable plate.
  • Page 17 Microwave/grill/combination Button Control (For Grill and Combination Cooking) Order Microwave Power Grill Power Display 100% Please note there are only 2 modes of combination cooking and their microwave and grill powers are shown on the table above. For instance: If you want to do 55% microwave power and 45% grill power cooking (C-1) for 10 minutes, please follow the steps below.
  • Page 18: Two-stage Cooking

    two-stage cooking For two-stage cooking, please follow the steps below. For instance: If you want to defrost your food for 5 minutes and then to cook it with 80% microwave power for 7 minutes. You can set a maximum of 2 stages for two-stage cooking. If defrosting is among one of the stages, then it will be set as the first stage.
  • Page 19: Auto Cooking

    auto cooking This feature allows you to cook most of your food based on the food category and the weight. Select the category and choose the weight of your food. For quick reference of the cooking time and the weight, please refer to the auto menu table. auto menu 1.
  • Page 20: Auto Menu Table

    The density and thickness of food can affect its cooking time. Ensure all food is piping hot and cooked thoroughly before serving. It is essential that food is checked during and after the recommended cooking time, even if auto menu was used. auto menu table Menu Weight...
  • Page 21: Defrosting

    defrosting This feature allows you to defrost your frozen foods simply by entering the weight or time. defrost by weight 1. Press the weight/time defrost button once and the LED display will show “dEF1”. 2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to adjust the weight of your food.
  • Page 22: Quick Start Cooking

    quick start cooking This feature allows you to quickly cook your food for 30 seconds with 100% microwave power. Please follow the steps below. 1. Press the start/+30 sec/confirm button to start the quick start cooking. Press the start/+30 sec/confirm button again to add another 30 seconds.
  • Page 23: Querying The Cooking Function

    querying the cooking function This feature allows you to check and view the current cooking settings. to find out the current cooking setting 1. Press the microwave/grill/combination button once and the LED display will show the current cooking setting while the microwave is in either microwave, grill or combination cooking.
  • Page 24: Cleaning Your Microwave

    cleaning your microwave Cleaning your microwave each time you use it will help to prevent a build up of stubborn marks that can be difficult to clean. Unplug your microwave from the mains and wait for it to completely cool down before cleaning. On the right hand side wall of the cavity is the wave guide cover.
  • Page 25: Frequently Asked Questions

    frequently asked questions If a problem does occur, it may often be due to something very minor. The following Q & A may be able to resolve the problem. Questions Answers Why doesn’t the food seem to Check that: cook? •...
  • Page 26: Specification

    Model K23GSS11 Input 230 - 240V~ 50Hz Microwave Output 750 - 800 Watts Microwave Frequency 2450MHz Outside Dimensions 485mm x 367mm x 296mm (width x deep x height) Power consumption Microwave Input 1200 - 1250 Watts Grill Input 950 - 1000 Watts Complies with EC directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
  • Page 27: Safety Warnings

    safety warnings general safety • Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing tools/attachments, after use and before cleaning. • Keep your fingers away from moving parts and fitted attachments. • Never use a damaged appliance. • Never operate the appliance when it is empty. •...
  • Page 28 cooking use • As the power of different microwaves can vary considerably, care must be taken when first using this microwave as it may cook faster than expected. • Do not leave the microwave unattended during use. • Take care when cooking food with a high sugar or fat content, such as Christmas pudding or fruitcake.
  • Page 29: Earthing Instructions

    containers warning : Pressure will build up in sealed containers and can cause them to explode. Therefore, do not use the following in your microwave: - Sealed containers - Capped bottles - Vacuum containers - Sealed jars - Hard-boiled eggs - Eggs in their shells - Nuts •...
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  • Page 32 NOTE: If you require a replacement for any of the items listed below, please quote their corresponding part numbers: Replacement Part Part Number Grill Rack 256511700002 Glass Turntable Plate 252100500497 Turntable Support 252200200008 Visit today for the easiest way to buy electrical spares and accessories.

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