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Cooking Power; Cooking; Cooking In Stages - KitchenAid KBHV109 Use & Care Manual

Built-in high speed microwave oven
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Cooking Power

Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/
NUMBER
NAME
100%, High
10
(default setting)
90%
9
80%
8
70%,
7
Medium-High
60%
6
50%, Medium
5
40%
4
30%, Medium-
3
Low, Defrost
20%
2
10%, Low
1
16
USE
Quick heating convenience
foods and foods with high water
content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
Cooking small tender pieces of
meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
Heating rice, pasta or
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that
need a cook power lower than
high. For example, whole fish
and meat loaf.
Reheating a single serving of
food.
Cooking sensitive foods such as
cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
Cooking ham, whole poultry and
pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
Taking chill out of fruit.

Cooking

To Use:
1. Touch the number pads to set a length of time to cook.
If using 100% cook power, skip to Step 3.
2. Touch MICRO •• COOK POWER or UPPER •• COOK
POWER then enter the desired power level. See "Cooking
Power" chart.
3. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, 4 end-
of-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
4. Touch UPPER OVEN CANCEL or CANCEL OFF or open the
door to clear the display and/or stop reminder tones.
The cook time and cooking power can be changed after touching
START without interrupting cooking.
To Change Cook Time: Touch MICRO •• COOK POWER or
UPPER •• COOK POWER once. Enter the new cook time within
5 seconds. Touch START, or wait 5 seconds and the change will
be entered automatically.
To Change Cooking Power: Touch MICRO •• COOK POWER or
UPPER •• COOK POWER twice. Enter the new cook power
within 5 seconds. Touch START, or wait 5 seconds and the
change will be entered automatically.

Cooking in Stages

The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 3 stages.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Touch the number pads to set a length of cook time for the
first stage.
2. Touch MICRO •• COOK POWER or UPPER •• COOK
POWER and then enter a cook power (if other than 100%)
from the Cook Power Chart.
3. Touch MICRO •• COOK POWER or UPPER •• COOK
POWER to start programming next stage.
4. Repeat the above steps for second- and third-stage
programming.
The numbers "1," "2" and/or "3" will appear in the upper oven
display during programming.
5. Touch START when cook times and cook powers have been
entered.
The upper oven display will count down each of the cook
times. The numbers "1," "2" or "3" will appear in the display
during their respective stages.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, 4 end-
of-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
Cook time may be changed during any cycling stage by
touching MICRO •• COOK POWER or UPPER •• COOK
POWER once, and then entering the new time within
5 seconds. Time may be added in one-minute increments by
touching EASY MINUTE (START) during the cycling stage.
6. Touch UPPER OVEN CANCEL or CANCEL OFF or open the
door to clear the display and/or stop reminder tones.

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