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Cooking At Different Cook Powers - KitchenAid KBMC140H Use And Care Manual

Upper microwave oven with convection and/or broil element
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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.
COOK POWER
10=100% of full power
9=90% of full power
8=80% of full power
7=70% of full power
6=60% of full power
5=50% of full power
4=40% of full power
3=30% of full power
2=20% of full power
1=10% of full power
NOTE: For information on which cook powers and cooking times you need for specific foods,
see the "Microwave cooking chart" in the "Cooking Guide" section.
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The following chart gives the percentage of
cook power each Number pad stands for,
and the cook power name usually used. It
also tells you when to use each cook power.
Follow recipe or food package instructions if
available.
NOTE: Refer to a reliable cookbook for
cooking times
NAME
WHEN TO USE IT
• Quick heating many convenience foods
High
and foods with high water content, such
as soups and beverages
• Cooking small tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces, fish fillets,
and vegetables
• Heating cream soups
• Heating rice, pasta, or casseroles
• Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
Medium-High
and egg dishes, pudding, and custards
• Cooking non-stirrable casseroles, such as
lasagna
• 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
Medium
• Melting chocolate
• Simmering stews
• Heating pastries
• Defrosting foods, such as bread, fish,
Medium-Low,
meats, poultry, and precooked foods
Defrost
• Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream
Low
• Keeping food warm
• Taking chill out of fruit
icrowave Cooking
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