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Kenwood K23CM13 Instruction Manual

23 litre stainless steel combination microwave.
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23 Litre Stainless Steel Combination Microwave
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  • Page 1 23 Litre Stainless Steel Combination Microwave K23CM13 instruction manual K23CM13_IB_RC_131230_Michelle.indd 1 10/01/2014 12:14 PM...
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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    contents safety warnings ........................4 unpacking .......................... 10 getting ready ........................11 introducing microwave cooking ..................12 cooking with a microwave ......................12 checking your cooking utensils ......................13 using aluminium foil in your microwave ..................13 materials that can be used in the microwave .................14 microwave heating categories .......................15 steam .............................16 condensation ..........................16...
  • Page 4: Safety Warnings

    safety warnings IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE general safety • Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing parts/attachments, after use and before cleaning. • Keep your fingers away from moving parts and fitted attachments. •...
  • Page 5 microwave use • This microwave is not intended for commercial use. • It should never be used for drying clothes or for other non-food purposes, including any type of storage, which may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire. •...
  • Page 6 convection use • During use the appliance becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching the hot surfaces. Keep children away. • Switch the appliance off and unplug after use. • Switch the appliance off and unplug before cleaning and maintenance. •...
  • Page 7 fire! In the event of fire: • Keep the microwave door closed. • Turn off the power. • Unplug the microwave from the mains power. first aid Treat scalding by: • Quickly placing the scald under cold running water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Page 8 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 •...
  • Page 9 caution! hot surface During cooking the outer surface will become hot. Do not touch the outer casing of the microwave. Care should be taken not to store any items on top of your microwave. earthing instructions warning: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. •...
  • Page 10: Unpacking

    Thank you for purchasing your new Kenwood Microwave. We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual so that you fully understand all the operational features it offers. You will also find some hints and tips to help you resolve any issues.
  • Page 11: Getting Ready

    getting ready This microwave is designed for home use only. 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, and the door closes properly. A damaged microwave could allow microwave energy to escape.
  • Page 12: Introducing Microwave Cooking

    introducing microwave cooking Always remember the basic safeguards you would follow when using any cooking equipment or handling hot food. This page gives some of the basic guidelines for microwave cooking. If you are unfamiliar with using a microwave, there is more information at the back of this instruction manual. cooking with a microwave Cooking with a microwave is much faster than conventional cooking and, whilst you should make sure that food is fully cooked, you should be careful not to overcook it.
  • Page 13: Checking Your Cooking Utensils

    checking your cooking utensils Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cooking utensils are safe to use in your microwave. If made of plastic or glass, utensils will be marked as “microwave safe” or similar. If you are not sure and/or there is no “microwave safe” marking on the utensil, do NOT use it in the microwave.
  • Page 14: Materials That Can Be Used In The Microwave

    materials that can be used in the microwave utensils remarks Aluminum foil Shielding only. Small smooth pieces can be used to cover thin parts of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking. Arcing can occur if the foil is too close to oven walls.
  • Page 15: Microwave Heating Categories

    microwave heating categories Your microwave has been tested and labelled to meet the UK 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 (1000 gram load, IEC 60705) but many packs of pre-cooked food are sold in smaller packs, often about 350 grams.
  • Page 16: 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 17: Product Overview

    product overview the main unit control panel door handle the control panel Microwave button Use this button to select the microwave power level. Grill/Combi. button Use this button to select grill or the grill-microwave LED display combination. Shows the clock, cooking time and setting.
  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20: Kitchen Timer

    kitchen timer When the kitchen timer is running, other functions cannot be used. When the microwave is not in use, this feature allows you to use the microwave as a timer. To set the kitchen timer, follow the steps below. 1.
  • Page 21: Setting The Child Lock

    setting the child lock This feature prevents the microwave from operating by locking the control panel until you cancel the lock. Please follow the steps below to set the child lock. 1. Press the Stop button for 3 seconds; the unit will beep.
  • Page 22: 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 button once and the LED display will show “P100”. Press the microwave button repeatedly until the LED display shows “P80”.
  • Page 23: Grilling Or Combination Cooking

    grilling or combination cooking For Grilling, follow the steps below. 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. 1. Press the Grill/Combi. button once and the LED display will show “G-1”.
  • Page 24: Convection Cooking (with Preheating)

    convection cooking (with preheating) Convection cooking allows you to cook the food like a traditional oven. 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. It is recommended to preheat the microwave to the appropriate temperature before placing the food in the microwave.
  • Page 25: Convection Cooking (without Preheating)

    convection cooking (without preheating) For convection cooking without preheating, please follow the steps below. 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. For instance: If you want to cook your food for 15 minutes at 180°C. 1.
  • Page 26: Quick Cooking

    quick cooking This feature allows you quickly cook your food for 30 seconds with 100% microwave power. Please follow the steps below. 1. Press the Start/+30Sec./Confirm button to start the speedy cooking. Press the Start/+30Sec./Confirm button again to add another 30 seconds. 2.
  • Page 27: 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-cook menu table. auto-cook menu 1.
  • Page 28: Auto-cook 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-cook menu was used. auto-cook menu table menu weight...
  • Page 29: Defrosting

    defrosting This feature allows you to defrost your frozen foods simply by entering the weight or time. defrost by weight 1. Press the W.T./Time Defrost button once and the LED display will show “dEF1”. 2. Press the buttons to adjust the weight of your food.
  • Page 30: 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/Combi., Convection or W.T./Time Defrost button once and the LED display will show the current cooking setting while the microwave is either in microwave, grill, combination, convection cooking or defrosting mode.
  • Page 31: 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 32: 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 issue. questions answers Why doesn’t the food seem to Check that: cook? •...
  • Page 33: Specifications

    K23CM13 input 230 - 240V~ 50Hz microwave output 750-800 W microwave frequency 2450 MHz outside dimensions 485 x 415.2 x 292.5 mm (width x deep x height) power consumption microwave input 1300 W grill input 1200 W convection input 1200 W Complies with EC directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
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  • Page 36 Manufactured for DSG Retail Limited under a Trademark License from Kenwood Limited DSG Retail Limited is responsible for after sales service. If you have a query about the product please contact our product support line 0844 561 6263 (Currys).

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