Using Auto Defrost
The auto defrost feature provides you with the best
defrosting method for frozen foods. The cooking guide
will show you which defrost sequence is recommended
for the food you are defrosting.
For added convenience, the Auto Defrost includes a
built-in beep mechanism that reminds you to check,
turn over, separate, or rearrange the food in order to
get the best defrost results. Three different defrosting
levels are provided:
Available weight is 0.1-6.0 lbs
• Suppose you want to defrost 1.2 lbs of fish.
To enter weight
The oven will beep during the DEFROST cycle. At this time,
open the door and turn, separate, or rearrange the food.
Remove any portions that have thawed. Return frozen
portions to the oven and touch START to resume the
Time counting down
For best results, remove fish, shell fish, meat and
poultry from its original closed paper or plastic
package (wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold
steam and juice close to the foods, which can
cause the outer surface of the foods to cook.
For best results, roll your ground meat into a ball
before freezing. During the DEFROST cycle, the
microwave will signal when it is time to turn the
meat over. Scrape off any excess frost from
the meat and continue defrosting.
Place foods in a shallow container or on a
microwave roasting rack to catch drippings.
This table shows food type selections and the
weights you can set for each type. For best results,
loosen or remove covering on food.
Weight conversion table
You are probably used to measuring food in pounds
and ounces that are fractions of a pound (for
example, 4 ounces equals 1/4 pound). However,
in order to enter food weight in Auto Defrost, you
must specify pounds and tenths of a pound.
If the weight on the food package is in fractions of a
pound, you can use the following table to convert
the weight to decimals.
.25 One-Quarter Pound
.50 One-Half Pound
.75 Three-Quarters Pound
1.0 One Pound
If between two decimal weights, choose the lower
weight for the best defrosting results.
(tenths of a pound)
0.1 to 6.0
0.1 to 6.0
0.1 to 6.0