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Testing Your Dinnerware Or Cookware; Operating Tips; Electrical Connection - KitchenAid KBMC140H Use And Care Manual

Upper microwave oven with convection and/or broil element
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Testing your dinnerware
or cookware
Test dinnerware or cookware before
using. To test a dish for safe use, put it into
the oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside
it. Cook at 100% cook power for one minute.
If the dish gets hot and water stays cool,
do not use it. Some dishes (melamine,
some ceramic dinnerware, etc.) absorb
microwave energy, becoming too hot to
handle and slowing cooking times. Cooking
in metal containers not designed for
microwave use could damage the oven, as
could containers with hidden metal (twist-ties,
foil lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim).

Operating tips

• Never lean on the door or allow a child to
swing on it when the door is open.
• Use hot pads. Microwave energy does not
heat containers, but heat from the food can
make the container hot.
NOTE: Heat from the broil element will
cause container and oven parts to become
hot. Also, the Crisper Pan always
becomes very hot when used. Use oven
mitts when touching containers, oven parts,
and pan after broiling.
• Do not use newspaper or other printed
paper in the oven.
• 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. It is normal
for the oven door to look wavy after the
oven has been running for a while.
• Do not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven.
Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave
oven because it allows microwaves to pass
through it.
• When you use a browning dish, the
browning dish bottom must be at least
in (5 mm) above the turntable. Follow the
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directions supplied with the browning dish.
• Never cook or reheat a whole egg inside
the shell. Steam buildup in whole eggs may
cause them to burst and burn you, and
possibly damage the oven. Slice hard-
boiled eggs before heating. In rare cases,
etting to Know Your Microwave Oven
poached eggs have been known to
explode. Cover poached eggs and allow a
standing time of one minute before cutting
into them.
• For best results, stir any liquid several
times during heating or reheating.
Liquids heated in certain containers
(especially containers shaped like cylinders)
may become overheated. The liquid may
splash out with a loud noise during or after
heating or when adding ingredients (coffee
granules, tea bags, etc.).
• Microwaves may not reach the center of a
roast. The heat spreads to the center from
the outer, cooked areas just as in regular
oven cooking. This is one of the reasons
for letting some foods (for example, roasts
or baked potatoes) stand for a while after
cooking, or for stirring some foods during
the cooking time.
• Do not deep fry in the oven. Microwavable
cookware is not suitable and it is difficult to
maintain appropriate deep frying
• Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of
the recommended cooking time, potatoes
should be slightly firm because they will
continue cooking during standing time.
After microwaving, let stand for 5 minutes
to finish cooking.
• Do not operate the microwave oven
unless the glass turntable is securely in
place and can rotate freely. The turntable
can rotate in either direction. Make sure
the turntable is correct-side up in the oven.
Make sure support base is all the way on
the shaft in oven cavity floor. Handle your
turntable with care when removing it from
the oven to avoid possibly breaking it. If
your turntable cracks or breaks, contact
your appliance dealer for a replacement.
Your microwave is connected to a 110-volt
side of the 240-volt circuit required for the
lower oven. If the incoming voltage to the
microwave is less than 110 volts, cooking
times may be longer. Have a qualified elec-
trician check your electrical system.


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