KitchenAid KHMS2050S Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
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  • Page 1 MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230, or visit our website at... Table of Contents... 2 Model KHMS2050S 8205286...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TRUCAPTURE™ Vent Fan and Cooktop Lights ...13 Cooking Animation...13 Progress Bar...13 OVEN USE...14 Food Characteristics ...14 Cooking Guidelines ...14 Cookware and Dinnerware ...15 Aluminum Foil and Metal ...15 Microwave Cooking Power...15 TABLE OF CONTENTS MANUAL COOKING ...16 Add a Minute ...16 Micro Time/Power Cooking ...16...
  • Page 3: Microwave Hood Combination Safety

    MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 4: Electrical Requirements

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking equipment. Intended to be used above ranges with maximum width of 36" (91.44 cm). Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter. Do not use paper products when appliance is operated in the “PAN BROWN”...
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    This manual may cover several different models. The model you have purchased may have some or all of the features shown here. The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from the illustrations in this manual. A. Oven door B.
  • Page 6: Turntable

    Do not allow the rack to touch the inside cavity walls, ceiling or floor. Use the rack only when cooking on 2 levels. Do not use metal cookware, utensils, or a browning dish with the rack. Do not let food container on rack touch the top or sides of the oven.
  • Page 7: Oven Control

    Backlight” section. During programming, the display shows menus, servings and weights, cooking time/power/temperature settings, preheating instructions, and/or cookware and preparation instructions. During a cooking cycle, the display shows progress bar (sensor functions only, see “Progress Bar” section), cooking animation (see “Cooking Animation” section), and the countdown of cook time remaining.
  • Page 8: Main Menu

    The Main Menu is displayed on the default screen. From the Main Menu, all automatic cooking programs can be activated; all manual cooking can be programmed; settings can be adjusted; and instructions, preparation and tips can be accessed. The following demonstrates how to pan brown 2 boneless chicken breasts, using the Cook Method menus, starting from the Main Menu: 1.
  • Page 9: Settings & Info

    Hints View comprehensive lists of hints for general operation and care of oven: Cleaning: cavity, control panel, odors and turntable. Cookware: covers, depth, materials and shape. Food: eggs, moisture, quantity and shape. Methods: arranging, covering, defrosting and standing. Power levels: list of microwave power levels and sample foods for each.
  • Page 10: Clock

    Clock This is a standard 12-hour clock (12:00 AM-11:59 PM). When power is first supplied to the oven, or after a power failure, the “Welcome” screen will appear, asking whether you would like to set the clock. If you choose to set the clock at that time, the display will take you directly to the Clock screen.
  • Page 11: Learning Mode

    Learning Mode The Learning Mode is ideal for learning how to use the oven. When set, functions can be entered, with real displays and tones, without actually turning on the microwave generator (magnetron). While functions are operating in the Learning Mode, the oven light will come on, the fan will run, and the turntable will rotate (if set ON).
  • Page 12: Timer

    Timer The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to 99 minutes, and counts down the set time. NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the oven. A. Timer indicator While the Timer is in use, the oven can still operate. During an oven operation, the Timer countdown will be minimized.
  • Page 13: Trucapture™ Vent Fan And Cooktop Lights

    TRUCAPTURE™ Vent Fan and Cooktop Lights Lights Vent Fan Max-Off The oven’s hood controls, on the lower, left side of the oven (see “Parts and Features”) operate the vent fan and cooktop lights. TRUCAPTURE™ Vent Fan The vent fan has 3 regular speeds: high, medium and low. The vent fan also has a max speed, which is the highest speed.
  • Page 14: Oven Use

    Covering Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If a lid is not available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved for microwave ovens may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned back at one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
  • Page 15: Cookware And Dinnerware

    Wax Paper Acceptable for use. To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use: 1. Place cookware or dinnerware in oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. 2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute. Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the water stays cool.
  • Page 16: Manual Cooking

    5. Touch OFF control or open the door to stop reminder tones. The display will return to the Main Menu after OFF control is touched. Manual Method Cooking COOK COOKWARE POWER/TEMP WITH SETTINGS Microwaves Microwavable 10-100%; 100%...
  • Page 17: Keep Warm

    Keep Warm WARNING Food Poisoning Hazard Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness. Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the oven. Keep Warm can be used by itself, or it can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle.
  • Page 18: Programmed Cooking

    PROGRAMMED COOKING Sensor Cooking Some automatic cycles are sensor cycles. See “Cook Method Chart.” No amounts need to be entered. A sensor in the oven detects humidity released from the food as it heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly. The progress bar appears during sensing (see “Progress Bar”...
  • Page 19: Reheat

    Reheat The Reheat menu has 8 main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Reheat (see “Manual Method Cooking” section). Beverage Casserole Leftover Muffin Pizza Leftover Sauce Soup See “Cook Method Chart” for food item details, such as specific food items available, sensor functions and amounts. To Use: Touch “Cook Method”...
  • Page 20: Browning Pan

    Browning Pan The Browning Pan menu has 7 main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Browning Pan (see “Manual Method Cooking” section). Fish Steak Nuts Meat Manual Sausage Browning Pan The Browning Pan function uses the specially designed browning pan (provided with oven) to brown, crisp, and pan-fry foods in the microwave oven.
  • Page 21: Food Type Chart

    To Update Most Used Menu: On the Most Used screen, touch “Auto Update.” The oven shows the 6 programs used most frequently since the last time the menu was updated. Use this chart as a reference for menu items available in the “Food Type” menu. BREAKFAST FOOD Bacon Cook or Browning Pan...
  • Page 22 SNACKS Burrito Cook Cheese Sticks Cook or Browning Pan Instant Macaroni & Cheese Cook Kids Pizza 5" Cook Marshmallow Melt Pizza, Leftover Reheat Pizza Roll Cook or Browning Pan Potato Nuggets Browning Pan Snack Pocket Cook VEGETABLE Canned Vegetable Cook Fresh Vegetable Asparagus Cook or Steam Cook...
  • Page 23 GRAINS: PASTA/RICE Canned Pasta Cook Couscous Cook or Boil & Simmer Grits Quick Cook Regular Cook Instant Macaroni & Cheese Cook Pasta Dried Pasta Fettuccine Cook or Boil & Simmer Macaroni Cook or Boil & Simmer Penne Cook or Boil & Simmer Rotini Cook or Boil &...
  • Page 24: Cook Method Chart

    Use this chart as a reference for menu items and amounts available in the “Cook Method” menu. REHEAT Beverage 1 or 2 cups (250-500 mL) Casserole, Leftover 1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L) Meal (dinner plate) 1 meal (sensor) 2 meals Muffin Fresh: 1-6 muffins Frozen: 1-6 muffins...
  • Page 25 COOK Cereal/Oatmeal Grits Quick: senses 1-4 servings Regular: senses 1-4 servings Hot Wheat: 1-4 servings Instant Cereal: 1-4 servings Oatmeal Instant: 1-4 servings Regular: 1-4 servings Couscous senses 1-4 servings Fried: 1-4 eggs Omelet: 2-4 eggs Poached: 1-4 eggs Scrambled: 1-4 eggs Fish/Seafood Fish Fillet Fresh: senses 0.5-1.5 lbs (227-680 g)
  • Page 26 BOIL & SIMMER Couscous senses 1-4 servings Dried Pasta Fettuccine: senses 2-8 oz (57-227 g) Macaroni: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) Penne: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) Rotini: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) Spaghetti: senses 2-8 oz (57-227 g) Fresh Pasta Linguine: senses 9 or 18 oz (255 or 510 g) Ravioli: senses 9 or 18 oz (255 or 510 g) Tortellini: senses 9 or 18 oz (255 or 510 g)
  • Page 27: Oven Care

    Stainless Steel (on some models) Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel- wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Damage may occur. Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging. KitchenAid ® Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (not included) KitchenAid ®...
  • Page 28: Replacing Filters

    BROWNING PAN Do not use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers. Mild cleanser, water and washcloth Dishwasher COOKING RACK Dishwasher cleaning is not recommended. Do not use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers. Mild cleanser, water and washcloth RACK SUPPORTS Clean often to avoid soil buildup. Soil buildup may lead to arcing and cause damage to the oven.
  • Page 29: Replacing Cooktop Light

    Replacing Cooktop Light The cooktop light consists of two 10W low-voltage halogen capsule bulbs. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder. ®† You will need a TORX T10 screwdriver to remove the bulb cover mounting screw. To Replace: 1. Unplug oven or disconnect power. 2.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Nothing will operate Has a household fuse blown, or has the circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
  • Page 31: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the KitchenAid designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling KitchenAid. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.