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Defrosting Tips - KitchenAid KBMC140H Use And Care Manual

Upper microwave oven with convection and/or broil element
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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.
EQUIVALENT WEIGHT
OUNCES
METRIC (g)
1.6
45.4
3.2
90.7
4.0
113.4
4.8
136.1
6.4
181.4
8.0
226.8
9.6
272.2
11.2
317.5
12.0
340.2
12.8
362.9
14.4
408.2
16.0
453.6

Defrosting tips

• When using CUSTOM DEFROST, the
weight to be entered is the net weight in
pounds, and tenths of pounds (the weight
of the food minus the container).
• CUSTOM DEFROST gives best results when
food to be thawed is a minimum of 0°F (-18°
C) or colder.
• If the food is kept outside the freezer for
more than 20 minutes, and for defrosting
ready-made food, defrost by time and power
and let stand after defrosting.
• The shape of the package affects how
quickly food will defrost. Shallow packages
will defrost more quickly than a deep block.
22
1
pound). However, in order to enter food weight in
4
DECIMAL
WEIGHT
.10
.20
.25
.30
.40
.50
.60
.70
.75
.80
.90
1.00
• As food begins to defrost, separate the
pieces. Separated pieces defrost more
evenly.
• Use small pieces of aluminum foil to
shield parts of food such as chicken wings,
leg tips, fish tails, or areas that start to get
warm. Make sure the foil does not touch
the sides, top, or bottom of the oven. The
foil can damage the oven lining.
• For better results, a preset standing
time is included in the defrosting time.
This may make the defrosting time seem
longer than expected.
POUND
WEIGHT
One-Quarter Pound
One-Half Pound
Three-Quarters Pound
One Pound

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