Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
• As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children. • Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
Oven Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • The microwave oven should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Call an authorized service company for examination, repair, or adjustment. • See door surface cleaning instructions in the “Caring for Your Microwave Oven”...
Oven Safety completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the microwave oven is properly grounded. Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or serviceman install an outlet near the microwave oven.
Know Your Microwave- Convection Hood Combination This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows you the basics you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you use your oven. How your microwave oven works Microwave ovens are safe.
• Do not dry flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, paper, gourds, or clothes in the oven. • Do not start a microwave oven when it is empty. Product life may be shortened. If you practice programming the oven, put a container of water in the oven.
Microwave oven features Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features:...
Command and Number Pads located on the control panel. For more information, see pages 12-59. Using the demonstration feature You can set your microwave oven to dem- onstrate its functions without turning the oven on. NOTE: This feature can only be used when the microwave oven is first connected to power.
See page 29 for more information. 7. KEEP WARM. Touch this pad to keep hot, cooked foods safely warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. KEEP WARM can be used by itself, or it can automatically follow a cooking cycle.
etting to know your microwave-convection hood combination 12. BEVERAGE. Touch this pad to reheat a cup of a beverage at a preset Cook Power. See page 36 for more information. 13. BAKED POTATO. Touch this pad to bake a potato at a preset Cook Power. The oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to heat depending on the amount of vapor it detects from the potato.
Using the exhaust fan 1. Choose fan speed. NOTE: If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven, the exhaust fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the LOW setting to protect the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven.
etting to know your microwave-convection hood combination 3. Set stop time. Example to stop the fan at 5 o’clock, when time of day is 12 o’clock: NOTE: You can set the stop time up to the next 12 hours. 4. Start timer. At end of time, the current time of day will show and no tones will sound.
etting to know your microwave-convection hood combination To set light to be on for a specific time: 1. Turn on light. 2. Choose timer. NOTE: If both the fan and light are operating and the TIMER SET • START Pad is touched twice, both the fan and light will be controlled by the timer.
Metal Rack for convection cooking (see pages 46, 49, and 50). If you need a replacement rack and your KitchenAid dealer does not stock the rack, you can order it, by part number, by calling 1-800-461-5681 and following the instruc- tions and telephone prompts you hear.
Setting the clock When your microwave oven is first plugged in or after a power failure, the Display will show “888:88”. For the first 30 seconds after the power is on, you can set the clock time without touching CLOCK SET •...
icrowave Cooking This section gives you instructions for operating each function. Please read these instruc- tions carefully. IN THIS SECTION Getting the best cooking results...18 Cooking at high cook power ...19 Cooking at different cook powers ...20 Cooking with more than one cook cycle ...22 Using CUSTOM DEFROST ...23 Custom defrost chart ...25...
Cooking at high cook power 1. Put food in oven and close the door. 2. Set cooking time. Example for 1 minute, 30 seconds: 3. Start oven. At end of cooking time: Changing instructions You can change the cooking time after cooking starts by repeating Steps 2 and 3.
icrowave cooking Cooking at different cook powers For best results, some recipes call for differ- ent cook powers. The lower the cook power, the slower the cooking. Each Number pad also stands for a different percentage of cook power. Many microwave cookbook recipes tell you by number, percent, or name which cook power to use.
1. Put food in oven and close the door. 2. Set cooking time. Example for 7 minutes, 30 seconds: 3. Set Cook Power. Example for 50% Cook Power: 4. Start oven. At end of cooking time: Changing instructions You can change the cooking time or Cook Power after cooking starts by repeating Steps 2 and/or 3 and 4.
icrowave cooking Cooking with more than one cook cycle For best results, some recipes call for one Cook Power for a certain length of time, and another Cook Power for another length of time. Your oven can be set to change from one to another automatically, for up to two cycles.
Command Pad assigned to the desired category and enter the weight of the items being defrosted. Your microwave oven does the rest. 1. Put frozen food in oven and close the door. 2. Choose CUSTOM DEFROST.
icrowave cooking 4. Enter food’s weight (in pounds and tenths of a pound). Example for 1.2 lbs (.54 kg): NOTES: • For converting fractions of a pound to decimals, see “Weight conversion chart” on page 27. • If you enter an incorrect weight, touch CUSTOM DEFROST again and enter the correct weight.
Custom defrost chart Meat setting FOOD AT PAUSE Beef Ground Beef, Remove thawed portions Bulk with fork. Turn over. Return remainder to oven. Ground Beef, Separate and rearrange. Patties Round Steak Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Tenderloin Turn over.
Run cold water over to finish defrosting. Place in a microwavable baking dish. Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil touch sides of microwave oven. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Weight conversion chart You are probably used to food weights as being in pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound (for example 4 ounces [113 g] equals ⁄ pound). However, in order to enter food weight in CUSTOM DEFROST, you must specify pounds and tenths of a pound.
Using KEEP WARM You can safely keep hot, cooked food warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 min- utes, 99 seconds (about 1 hour, 40 min- utes). You can use KEEP WARM by itself, or to automatically follow a cooking cycle.
Cooking with the temperature probe The Temperature Probe helps take the guesswork out of cooking roasts and larger casseroles. The probe is designed to turn off the oven when it senses the temperature you chose (between 90°F [32°C] and 200°F [93°C]).
icrowave cooking 4. Choose setting. NOTE: Food will automatically cook to 160°F (71°C) if you do not specify a final food temperature. If you want to specify a final food temperature, do Step 5. Oth- erwise, skip to Step 6. 5.
• Dry casseroles do not work well. • Thaw frozen casseroles and meats in the microwave oven before inserting the probe. • If you are cooking more than one individ- ual serving at the same time, such as mugs of soup, check the probe setting in several of the items –...
icrowave cooking Removing and cleaning the Temperature Probe: 1. After oven has shut off, unplug the Temperature Probe using an oven mitt or hot pad. 2. Wipe probe with a hot, sudsy cloth and dry thoroughly. Use a plastic scouring pad to remove cooked-on foods.
When food temperature reaches 90°F (32°C): The displayed temperature will change each time food temperature increases by 5°F (-15°C). If the temperature does not change after 20 minutes, the Display will show “CHECK” and “PROBE”. When food reaches the desired temperature at the end of the cooking.
icrowave cooking Using DELAY START DELAY START lets you program your oven to begin cooking automatically at a time of day you choose. You can preprogram your oven up to 11 hours, 59 minutes in advance. NOTES: • If you hear the fan start when you touch START, you have not set the oven proper- ly.
Casserole, Bread, Fresh/Canned Vegetables, and Frozen Vegetables. All you do is touch the Number Pad assigned to the desired category (see chart on next page) and START. Your microwave oven does the rest. 1. Put food in oven and close door.
icrowave cooking 4. Start oven. When oven detects vapor from food, cooking time is displayed. At end of cooking time: Auto cook chart CATEGORY FOOD Frozen Entree Casserole (Refrigerated) Bread Fresh/Canned Vegetables Frozen Vegetables Using BEVERAGE BEVERAGE lets you heat or reheat a bev- erage by touching just one pad.
Using POPCORN POPCORN lets you pop commercially pack- aged microwave popcorn by touching just one pad. Pop only one package at a time. If you are using a microwave popcorn popper, follow manufacturer’s instructions. Try several brands to decide which gives best popping results.
icrowave cooking Using BAKED POTATO BAKED POTATO lets you bake a potato (about 10 oz. [284 g]) by touching just one pad. A sensor in your oven detects the vapor released by the potato, and the amount of vapor detected 1.
Using EASY MINUTE EASY MINUTE lets you cook food for 1 minute at 100% Cook Power or add an extra minute to your cooking cycle. You can also use it to extend cooking time in multi- ples of 1 minute, up to 99 minutes. NOTES: •...
onvection Cooking This section gives you instructions for operating each convection function. Please read these instructions carefully. IN THIS SECTION How convection cooking works ...40 Convection baking without preheating ...41 Convection baking with preheating ...42 Convection broiling ...44 How convection cooking works Convection cooking circulates hot air through the oven cavity with a fan.
Convection baking without preheating (meats, casseroles, and poultry) 1. Put food in oven and close the door. 2. Choose setting. Oven will automatically cook at 350°F (177°C). 3. Set baking temperature (optional). You can enter a temperature between 150°F (66°C) and 450°F (232°C). Example for 325°F (163°C): NOTE: To clear the temperature you entered, touch CONVECTION BAKE...
onvection cooking 4. Set cooking time. One second after entering bake temperature: You can enter a time up to 199 minutes, 99 seconds. Example for 20 minutes: 5. Start oven. NOTE: You can see the cooking temperature anytime during cooking by touching CONVECTION BAKE.
The oven will automatically preheat/cook at 350°F (177°C). If you want to change the preheat/cooking temperature, follow the example below. If you want to preheat/cook at 350°F (177°C), go to Step 3. Example for 325°F (163°C): 3. Set cooking cycle cooking time. One second after entering bake temperature: You can enter a time up to 199 minutes,...
onvection cooking 5. After preheating, open the door, put food in oven, and close the door. NOTE: You can see the cooking temperature anytime during cooking by touching CONVECTION BAKE. The cooking temperature will show for 3 seconds. At end of cooking time: Convection broiling 1.
3. Start oven. NOTES: • Oven will preheat to 450°F (232°C). When the oven temperature reaches 150°F (66°C), the temperature will be displayed. The displayed temperature will change each time temperature goes up by five degrees. • If you open the door or touch CANCEL/OFF during preheating, preheating will stop.
onvection cooking Convenience foods cooking chart Convection cooking of convenience foods is similar to cooking in a conventional oven. Select items that fit conveniently on the turntable, such as an 8 ⁄ -inch (22 cm) frozen pizza. Convection preheat to the desired temperature, and use metal or ovenproof glass cookware.
Convection cooking with the temperature probe The Temperature Probe helps take the guesswork out of cooking roasts and larger casseroles. The probe is designed to turn off the oven when it senses the temperature you chose (between 90°F [32°C] and 200°F [93°C]).
onvection cooking 5. Set desired final food temperature (optional). Example for 150°F (66°C): 6. Set convection cooking temperature. The oven will automatically cook at 350°F (177°C). If you want to change the cooking temperature, follow the example below. If you want to cook at 350°F (177°C), go to Step 7.
Temperature probe convection cooking chart FIRST STAGE OVEN FOOD TEMP TIME Beef Meat Loaf 350°F ⁄ ⁄ (177°C) [.68-.79 kg]) 5 min per lb Beef Rib 350°F Turn over Roast, (177°C) boneless 7 min per lb Beef Rib 350°F Fat-side down Roast, with (177°C) Turn over...
onvection cooking FIRST STAGE OVEN FOOD TEMP TIME Veal Shoulder or 325°F 4-5 min per lb Rump (163°C) (.45 kg) Roast, Turn over boneless (3-3 ⁄ [1.4-1.6 kg]) Pork Pork Loin 350°F 5-7 min per lb Roast, (177°C) (.45 kg) boneless Turn over (4-5 lbs...
ombination Cooking This section gives you instructions for operating each combination cooking function. Please read these instructions carefully. IN THIS SECTION How combination cooking works ..51 Combination baking/roasting without preheating ...52 Combination baking/roasting with preheating ...53 Using AUTO COMBINATION ...54 How combination cooking works Microwave Convection...
ombination cooking Combination baking/roasting without preheating 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Choose setting. Example for baking: The oven will automatically cook at 350°F (177°C) for combination baking and 300°F (149°C) for combination roasting. If you want to change the cook- ing temperature, follow Step 3 below.
At end of cooking time: Combination baking/roasting with preheating 1. Choose setting. Example for roasting: 2. Set preheat/cooking temperature. The oven will automatically cook at 350°F (177°C) for combination baking and 300°F (149°C) for combination roasting. If you want to change the preheat/cooking temperature, follow the example below.
ombination cooking 4. Start oven. When the oven temperature reaches 90°F (32°C), the temperature will be displayed. The displayed temperature will change each time temperature goes up by five degrees. NOTES: • If you open the door or touch CANCEL/OFF during preheating, preheating will stop.
2. Choose food setting. See chart on next page for available settings. Example for setting 1 (hamburger, broiled): NOTE: If you have entered the wrong setting, you have 3 seconds to change the setting. After 3 seconds, you must touch AUTO COMBI to start over. After 3 seconds: 3.
ombination cooking At end of cooking time: Auto combination chart SETTING FOOD Hamburger, broiled Chicken, broiled Chicken, roasted Turkey Cake, layer Bread, loaf Combination cooking with the temperature probe The Temperature Probe helps take the guesswork out of cooking roasts and larger casseroles.
3. Close the door. 4. Choose temperature probe setting. The oven will automatically heat to a final food temperature of 160°F (71°C). If you want to change the final food temperature, follow Step 5 below. If you want a final food temperature of 160°F (71°C), skip Step 5 below.
ombination cooking 7. Start oven. When food temperature reaches 90°F (32°C), the Display will show the actual temperature of the food as it increases to the desired temperature. When food reaches desired tempera- ture: Removing and cleaning the Temperature Probe: 1.
FIRST STAGE OVEN FOOD TEMP TIME Beef Pot 7 min per lb 350°F Roast, bone- (.45 kg) (177°C) less (3 lbs Turn over [1.4 kg]) Lamb Lamb Leg or 350°F 4 min per lb Shoulder (177°C) (.45 kg) Roast, with Fat-side down bone Turn over...
Your Microwave- Convection Hood Combination To make sure your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully. Cleaning the microwave oven For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm, sudsy water and a sponge or soft cloth.
aring for your microwave-convection hood combination 4. To replace grease filters, slide filter in the frame slot on one side of the opening. Push filter upward and push to the other side to lock into place. 5. Reconnect power or plug in microwave oven.
1. Disconnect power or unplug microwave oven. 2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws. 3. We recommend replacing bulb(s) with candelabra-base 30-watt bulb(s) available from your authorized KitchenAid servicer (Part No. 4158432). The oven light 1. Disconnect power or unplug microwave oven.
ooking Guide Reheating chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste. ITEM Meat (Chicken pieces, chops, hamburgers, meat loaf slices) 1 serving 2 servings Meat Slices (Beef, ham, pork, turkey) 1 or more servings Stirrable Casseroles and Main Dishes 1 serving 2 servings...
ooking guide Microwave cooking chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste. NOTE: See “Using AUTO COOK” on page 35 for instructions on how to cook without entering cooking times or Cook Powers. MEATS, POULTRY, FISH, SEAFOOD Allow standing time after cooking.
Starting temperature of food • The lower the temperature of the food being put into the microwave oven, the longer it takes to cook. Food at room temperature will be reheated more quickly than food at refrigerator temperature.
• Do not do canning of foods in the oven. Closed glass jars may explode, resulting in damage to the oven. • Do not use the microwave oven to sterilize objects (baby bottles, etc.). It is dif- ficult to maintain the high temperature required for safe sterilization.
Oven cookware guide You can use a variety of cookware and materials in your microwave-convection oven. For your safety and to prevent damage to cookware and your oven, choose appropriate cook- ware and materials for each cooking method. The list below is a general guide to help you select the correct cookware and materials.
Answers QUESTIONS Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a time? Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my microwave oven? Sometimes the door of my microwave oven appears wavy.
SOLUTION Contact a qualified KitchenAid ser- vice technician to wire unit into a live circuit with the proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) Replace household fuse or reset cir- cuit breaker.
roubleshooting PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE Microwave The Cook Power is not at cooking times the recommended setting. seem too long There is not enough cooking (continued) time for the amount of food being cooked. The Display The oven door is not closed shows a time completely.
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