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KitchenAid KBMC140H Use And Care Manual

Upper microwave oven with convection and/or broil element
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se and Care Guide
with Convection and/or
Broil Element
Models: KEMS307G KEMS377G KBMC147H
KEMS308G KEMS378G KBMC140H
4452614
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Upper
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Microwave Oven Safety.................................3
Microwave Oven .............................................6
Radio interference .....................................6
For best cooking results ............................6
Testing your microwave oven....................6
Operating tips.............................................7
Electrical connection..................................7
Parts and features .....................................8
Control panel features ...............................9
Utensils.....................................................11
Setting the clock ......................................12
Using the Minute Timer ...........................13
Using EASY MINUTE..............................13
Microwave Cooking .....................................14
Cooking at high cook power....................14
Cooking in stages ....................................16
Using CUSTOM REHEAT.......................17
Using CUSTOM DEFROST....................20
Defrosting tips ..........................................22
Popping popcorn .....................................23
Using CUSTOM COOK...........................23
Custom Cook Chart.................................24
Keeping food warm .................................25
Cooking with CRISP and BROIL ................26
Using CRISP............................................26
Using BROIL............................................27
Cooking with CONVECT..............................28
Using CONVECT.....................................28
QUICK PREHEAT ...................................28
Cooking Guide..............................................30
Questions and Answers ..............................37
Troubleshooting ...........................................39
Warranty ........................................................44
In the U.S.A. for assistance or service,
call the Consumer Assistance Center:
1-800-422-1230
In Canada for assistance or service,
see page 41.
www.kitchenaid.com
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Care Guide KITCHENAID ® Microwave Oven with Convection and/or Broil Element Models: KEMS307G KEMS377G KBMC147H KEMS308G KEMS378G KBMC140H 4452614 A Note to You Microwave Oven Safety...3 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven ...6 How your microwave oven works ...6 Radio interference ...6...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, KitchenAid easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
  • Page 3: Microwave Oven Safety

    • 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.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    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”...
  • Page 5: Grounding Instructions

    • For a permanently connected appliance: The microwave oven must be connected to a grounded, metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment grounding conductor should be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment grounding terminal or lead on the microwave oven.
  • Page 6: Getting To Know Your

    Know Your Microwave Oven 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.
  • Page 7: Testing Your Dinnerware Or Cookware

    • 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.
  • Page 8: Parts And Features

    Know Your Microwave Oven Parts and features Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To help get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features: 1.
  • Page 9: Control Panel Features

    Know Your Microwave Oven Control panel features (Models KEMS307G, KEMS377G, KEMS308G, KEMS378G) CONTROL LOCK CONVECT OVEN OVEN FULL LIGHT LIGHT MEAL QUANTITY (Models KBMC147H, KBMC140H) CUSTOM POPCORN REHEAT (3 SIZES) CUSTOM CUSTOM COOK DEFROST MICRO BROIL COOK POWER...
  • Page 10: Interrupting Cooking

    Use it also for baking and for frying bacon and eggs, sausages, etc. 13. CONVECT/QUICK PREHEAT. (Models KEMS308G, KEMS378G, KBMC147H and KBMC140H only) Touch this pad to put microwave oven into the CONVECT cooking mode. 14. MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL. Touch this pad to cancel a function.
  • Page 11: Utensils

    NOTES: • Control lock is available only when both the lower oven and the microwave oven are not in use. It is also not available during the Self-Cleaning cycle or the Sabbath mode.
  • Page 12: Setting The Clock

    The Crisper Pan is designed specifically for use with the patented Double Emission System in this oven. Do not use Crisper Pan in any other microwave oven or in a thermal oven. The Crisper Pan is dishwasher safe. NOTE: Only use wooden or plastic cooking utensils on the Crisper Pan to prevent scratches.
  • Page 13: Using The Minute Timer

    Minute Timer is counting down. 1. Choose the Minute Timer. NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven. It works like a regular kitchen timer. It can be set in hours and minutes up to 99 hours and 59 minutes, or in minutes and seconds up to 99 minutes and 59 seconds.
  • Page 14: Microwave Cooking

    • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • If you want to change the cooking time after cooking has started, touch MICRO and enter the new cooking time within 5 seconds.
  • Page 15: Cooking At Different Cook Powers

    Cooking at different cook powers For best results, some recipes call for different 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.
  • Page 16: Cooking In Stages

    • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • If you want to change cooking time after cooking has started, touch MICRO and enter the new cooking time within 5 seconds.
  • Page 17: Using Custom Reheat

    • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • During any Micro cooking stage, you can change the cooking time after touching START.
  • Page 18: Custom Reheat Chart

    When reheating time ends, four tones will sound, and the display will show “End”. 5. After reheating, open the door TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch CANCEL. This will clear the display.
  • Page 19 (See “Operating tips” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information.) When heating time ends, four tones will sound, and the display will show “End”.
  • Page 20: Using Custom Defrost

    Cooking Using CUSTOM DEFROST Your microwave oven uses a preset defrost time and power according to the food setting and the food quantity that you choose. NOTE: Standing time is included in the defrosting time selected by your microwave oven.
  • Page 21 When defrosting time ends, four tones will sound, and the display will show “End”. 5. After defrosting, open the door TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch CANCEL. This will clear the display.
  • Page 22: Defrosting Tips

    icrowave Cooking 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 equals CUSTOM 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 chart to convert the weight to decimals.
  • Page 23: Popping Popcorn

    2. Touch POPCORN. POPCORN (3 SIZES) once The microwave oven will automatically pop a 3.5 oz (99 g) bag of popcorn when you touch POPCORN. If you want to pop a different size bag of popcorn, follow the chart below:...
  • Page 24: Custom Cook Chart

    icrowave Cooking Custom cook chart CODE FOOD Frozen Entree Casserole Frozen Vegetables Bacon Fresh Vegetables Frozen Burrito Hot Dogs Baked Potatoes PREPARATION QUANTITY 9 oz (240 g), Follow package directions. 11 oz (311 g), 16 oz (425 g) 2 cups (500 mL), To reheat, flatten on plate or place in bowl.
  • Page 25: Keeping Food Warm

    CANCEL. This will clear the display. Keeping food warm You can safely keep hot, cooked food warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes. 1. Put hot, cooked food in oven and close the door. 2. Set keep-warm time (up to 99 minutes).
  • Page 26: Cooking With Crisp And Broil

    • Use the broiling grid to place food closer to the broil element for faster cooking. See “Utensils” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE.
  • Page 27: Using Broil

    When cooking time ends, four tones will sound and the display will show “End.” 5. After cooking, open the door TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch CANCEL. This will clear the display.
  • Page 28: Cooking With Convect

    CONVECT (Models KEMS308G, KEMS378G, KBMC147H, and KBMC140H only) This section gives you step-by-step instructions for operating the CONVECT function in the microwave oven. NOTE: • Use the short convection grid with bake- ware or place food directly on grid. The turntable will catch drippings from the food.
  • Page 29: Convect Cooking Without Preheat

    When cooking time ends, four tones will sound, and the display will show “end.” 6. After cooking, open the door TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch CANCEL. This will clear the display.
  • Page 30 Guide Using code pads You can use Number pads as shortcuts when cooking with your microwave oven. For example, to reheat 1 cup (250 mL) of cheese dip: 1. Press the Reheat pad. 2. Choose category 4 by pressing Number pad 4.
  • Page 31: Cooking Guide

    1.75 oz (50 g) Using help prompts When using the BROIL or CRISP mode on the microwave oven, you can disable or enable help prompts by pressing and holding Number pad 2 for 5 seconds. The display will tell you when the help prompt changes to on or off.
  • Page 32 ooking Guide Microwave reheating chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual tastes. STARTING TEMP ITEM Meat (Chicken pieces, chops, hamburgers, meat loaf slices) 1 serving Refrigerated 2 servings Refrigerated Meat Slices (Beef, ham, Room temp pork, turkey) 1 or more servings Refrigerated...
  • Page 33: Microwave Cooking Chart

    Microwave cooking chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual tastes. FOOD MEATS, POULTRY, FISH, SEAFOOD Bacon (per slice) Ground Beef for Casseroles (1 lb [.45 kg]) Ground Beef Patties (2) Ground Beef Patties (4) Meat Loaf (1 ⁄...
  • Page 34: Cooking Tips

    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 refrigerated temperature.
  • Page 35: Arranging Food

    • 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 difficult to maintain the high temperature required for safe sterilization.
  • Page 36: Caring For Your Microwave Oven

    You can remove the glass turntable to clean the oven cavity floor; however, this oven is designed to operate with the turntable in place. Do not operate the microwave oven when the turntable is removed for cleaning. See the “how your microwave oven works”...
  • Page 37: Questions And Answers

    Can I operate my microwave oven without the turntable or turn the turntable over to accommodate a large dish? Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a time?
  • Page 38 What causes this? ANSWERS Steam is normally produced during cooking. The microwave oven has been designed to vent this steam out the top vents. The bottom of your Crisper Pan is coated with a special material that absorbs the mag- netic part of the microwave energy.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    If you still need help, see the "Requesting Assistance or Service" section. If nothing operates, check the following: • Is the microwave oven wired into a live circuit with the proper voltage? (See the Installation Instructions.) • Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? •...
  • Page 40: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Consumer Assistance Center c/o Correspondence Dept.
  • Page 41: If You Need Service

    For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: Consumer Relations Department KitchenAid Canada 1901 Minnesota Court...
  • Page 42: Kitchenaid

    “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. In the U.S.A., call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call KitchenAid Canada at one of the telephone numbers listed in the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section.

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