23 Litre Stainless Steel Combination Microwave K23CSS12 instruction manual grill/ microwave combination weight/time convection defrost start/ +30sec/confirm clock/ stop/clear kitchen timer K23CSS12_IB_ final_RC120531.indd 1 31/05/2012 10:42 AM...
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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 materials that can be used in the microwave ...................8 microwave heating categories ......................9 steam .............................10 condensation ..........................10 product overview .......................11...
Thank you for purchasing your new Kenwood Microwave. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 foil is too close to oven walls.
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 (a 1000 gram load, IEC 60705) but many packs of pre-cooked food are sold in smaller packs, often about 350 grams.
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.
product overview the main unit control panel grill/ microwave combination weight/time convection defrost start/ +30sec/confirm clock/ stop/clear kitchen timer Grill Rack door handle For use when grilling, convection, combination or auto cooking. the control panel LED display Shows the clock, cooking time and setting.
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.
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.
kitchen timer While the microwave is operating or not in use, this feature allows you to use the microwave as a timer. To set the kitchen timer, follow the steps below. 1. Press the clock/kitchen timer button twice. The LED display will show “00:00”. 2.
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/clear button for 3 seconds and a long tone will sound and the child lock indicator will illuminate to indicate the microwave has set the child lock.
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”.
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/combination button once and the LED display will show “G-1”.
grill/combination button control press button microwave convection grill power cavity temperature frequency display power power Keeping at approximately 160°C 100% 100% Keeping at approximately 180°C Please note that there are only 4 modes of Combination Cooking and their Microwave, Grill and Convection Powers are shown on the table above.
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.
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.
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.
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-cook menu table menu weight...
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.
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/+30sec/confirm button to start the quick start cooking. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button again to add another 30 seconds.
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 or convection button once and the LED display will show the current cooking setting while the microwave is either microwave, grill, combination, or convection cooking.
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.
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? •...
K23CSS12 input 230 - 240V~ 50Hz microwave output 750 - 800 Watts microwave frequency 2450MHz outside dimensions 485mm x 405mm x 292mm (width x deep x height) power consumption microwave input 1300 - 1350 Watts grill input 1100 - 1200 Watts...
safety warnings 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. • Never use a damaged appliance. • Never operate the appliance when it is empty. •...
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.
delayed boiling Liquids heated in a microwave can boil up when removing them from the microwave. Take the following precautions : • Always stir liquids, before and after cooking. • Allow them to stand. • Use containers that are wider at the top than at the bottom. preparing food for babies Extra care must be taken when preparing food or drink for babies and small children.
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 256511700941 glass turntable plate 262100500003 turntable support 262200200022 Visit Partmaster.co.uk today for the easiest way to buy electrical spares and accessories.