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KitchenAid KCMS135H Use And Care Manual

Kitchenaid microwave oven use and care guide kcms135h


PART NO. 3828W5A1144/8171822
U s e & C a r e G u i d e
A Note to You ................... 2
Safety ............................ 3-4
Instructions ...................... 5
Microwave Oven .............. 7
Cooking .......................... 18
Microwave Oven ............ 30
Cooking Guide ............... 31
Answers ......................... 39
Troubleshooting ............ 40
or Service ....................... 42
Index ............................... 43
Warranty ......................... 44
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Model KCMS135H PART NO. 3828W5A1144/8171822 U s e & C a r e G u i d e Microwave Oven A Note to You ... 2 Microwave Oven Safety ... 3-4 Installation Instructions ... 5 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven ...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
  • 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 • To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: – Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the microwave oven if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    The microwave oven should be at a temperature above 50°F for proper operation. NOTE: You can build your microwave oven into a wall or cabinet by using one of the trim kits listed in “Built-in kits” in the “Getting to Know” section.
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. • For all cord connected appliances: The microwave oven must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
  • Page 7: Getting To 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. Microwave energy is not hot.
  • Page 8: For The Best Cooking Results

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven How your microwave oven works Microwaves pass through most glass, paper, and Microwaves may not reach the center of a roast. For the best cooking results • Always cook food for the shortest cooking time recommended.
  • Page 9: Radio Interference

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven • Moving the radio or TV away from the microwave oven. • Plugging the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and radio or TV are on different branch circuits.
  • Page 10: Operating Safety Precautions

    Do not start a microwave oven when it is empty. it when the door is open. containers, but the heat from the food can make the container hot.
  • Page 11: Electrical Connection

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven (cont.) Do not operate the microwave oven unless the glass table; this will let the turntable rotate properly. Make sure the turntable is correct-side up in the oven. Carefully place the cookware on your turntable to avoid possibly breaking it.
  • Page 12: Microwave Oven Features

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Microwave oven features Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience enjoyable and productive. To help get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features: 1.
  • Page 13: Control Panel Features

    Control panel features Your microwave oven control panel lets you choose the cooking function you want quickly and easily. All you have to do is touch the necessary command pad. The following is a list of all the command and number pads located on the control panel.
  • Page 14: Using The Child Lock

    “ERROR” will appear on the display. Touch CANCEL/OFF and re-enter the instructions. Audible signals Your microwave oven comes with audible signals that can guide you when setting and using your oven: • A programming tone will sound each time you touch a pad.
  • Page 15: Setting The Clock

    Built-in kits You can build in your microwave oven by using one of the following trim kits.* These kits are available from your dealer. If your dealer does not stock the kit you can order it, by kit part number, by calling 1-800-422-1230 and following the instructions and telephone prompts you hear.
  • Page 16: Using The Minute Timer

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Using the Minute Timer You can use your microwave oven as a kitchen timer. Use the Minute Timer for timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. NOTES: • To see the time of day while the Minute Timer is counting down, touch CLOCK SET.
  • Page 17: Using Easy Minute

    To decrease cooking time by 10% To decrease cooking time by 10% Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven • If you touch EASY MINUTE during cooking, the oven will cook at the cook power you have set.
  • Page 18: Standard Microwave Cooking

    Standard Microwave Cooking This section gives you instructions for standard microwave cooking. Please read these instructions carefully. Cooking at high cook power NOTE: If you use full power for more than 3 hours, the oven will stop on its own. 1.
  • Page 19: 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 differ- ent percentage of cook power. Many microwave cookbook recipes tell you by number, percent, or name which cook power to use.
  • Page 20 Standard Microwave Cooking Cooking at different cook powers 1. Put your food in the oven and close the door. 2. Set the cooking time. Example for 7 minutes, 30 seconds: 3. Set the cook power. Example for 50% cook power: (cont.) TOUCH YOU SEE...
  • Page 21 Cooking at different cook powers 4. Start the oven. 5. When the cooking time ends, 4 tones will sound and the oven will stop. The display will show the time of day when you touch CANCEL/OFF. Standard Microwave Cooking (cont.) TOUCH YOU SEE START...
  • Page 22: Using Custom Cook

    Standard Microwave Cooking Using CUSTOM COOK CUSTOM COOK lets you cook common microwave- prepared foods without needing to set times and cook powers. CUSTOM COOK has preset times and cook powers for 6 types of food: Bacon, Frozen Roll/Muffin, Fresh Roll/Muffin, Beverage, Chicken Pieces, and Hot Cereal.
  • Page 23: Using Custom Defrost

    Using CUSTOM DEFROST You can defrost food by choosing a category and setting a weight. CUSTOM DEFROST has preset times and cook powers for 3 categories: Meat, Poultry, and Fish. To use CUSTOM DEFROST, follow the steps below: 1. Touch CUSTOM DEFROST display scrolls the words...
  • Page 24: Custom Defrost Chart

    Standard Microwave Cooking Custom defrost chart 1. Meat setting FOOD Beef Ground Beef, Remove thawed portions with fork. Bulk Turn over. Return remainder to oven. Ground Beef, Separate and rearrange. Patties Round Steak Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Tenderloin Turn over.
  • Page 25 Run cold water over to finish defrosting. Place in a microwavable baking dish. Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil touch sides of microwave oven. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. Place in a microwavable baking dish.
  • Page 26: Defrosting Tips

    Standard Microwave Cooking Defrosting tips • When using CUSTOM DEFROST, you need to enter the net weight (the weight of the food minus the container). Enter the weight to the nearest • Only use CUSTOM DEFROST for raw food. CUSTOM DEFROST gives best results when the food to be thawed is completely frozen.
  • Page 27: Auto Sensor Cooking

    Your microwave oven has a sensor that detects the humidity released by the food. The amount of humidity detected tells the oven how long to cook or heat your food. The sensor is used by three special functions: AUTO SENSOR COOK, AUTO SENSOR REHEAT, and AUTO SENSOR POPCORN.
  • Page 28: Using Auto Sensor Cook

    Auto Sensor Cooking Using AUTO SENSOR COOK NUMBER FOOD Frozen Entrée Rice Casserole Ground Meat Fish, Seafood Eggs, Scrambled Frozen Pizza INSTRUCTIONS Remove from outer package. Loosen cover on three sides. If entrée is not in a microwave-safe container, place it on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and vent.
  • Page 29: Using Auto Sensor Reheat

    Using AUTO SENSOR REHEAT AUTO SENSOR REHEAT has preset cook powers for 3 different types of food. To use AUTO SENSOR REHEAT: 1. Put the food in the oven and close the door. 2. Touch AUTO SENSOR REHEAT Select menu 1 to 3. See cooking guide behind door. 3.
  • Page 30: Caring For Your Microwave Oven

    Caring for your Microwave Oven To make sure your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully. For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm, sudsy water and a sponge or soft cloth.
  • Page 31: Cooking Guide

    Reheating chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste. NOTE: See “Using AUTO SENSOR REHEAT” in the “Auto Sensor Cooking” section for instructions on how to reheat without cook time and cook power. STARTING ITEM TEMPERATURE Plate of Food 1 serving of meat...
  • Page 32: Microwave Cooking Chart

    Reheating chart ITEM Breads (Dinner or breakfast roll) 1 roll 2 rolls 4 rolls 1 slice 2 slices NOTE: After reheating, food should be very hot. If possible, stir food, cover, and allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Microwave cooking chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
  • Page 33: Poultry Roasting Chart

    Meat roasting chart (cont.) COOKING PREPARATION Pork Loin Roast Meat roasting rack. Cover with plastic wrap. Boneless Turn over halfway through cooking time. Smoked Ham Casserole. Cover with Canned plastic wrap. Turn over Butt halfway through cooking Shank time. Drain and shield if necessary.
  • Page 34: Vegetable Cooking Chart

    Fish and seafood cooking chart (cont.) Shrimp & Scallops Vegetable cooking chart VEGETABLE Artichokes Fresh 2 medium Asparagus Fresh Spears 1 lb Frozen Spears 10-oz pkg. Beans Fresh, Green 1 lb and Wax Frozen, Green 10-oz pkg. Frozen, Lima 10-oz pkg. Beets Fresh, Whole 5 medium...
  • Page 35 Vegetable cooking chart (cont.) VEGETABLE AMOUNT Brussels Sprouts Fresh 4 cups Frozen 10-oz pkg. Cabbage Shredded 1 lb Wedges 1 lb Carrots Fresh, Slices 2 cups Frozen, Slices 2 cups Cauliflower Fresh, Flowerets 2 cups Fresh, Whole ⁄ Frozen, Flowerets 10-oz pkg.
  • Page 36 Vegetable cooking chart (cont.) VEGETABLE AMOUNT Peas, Green Fresh 2 cups Frozen 10-oz pkg. Potatoes Baked 2 medium 4 medium Boiled 4 medium Spinach 1 lb Fresh Frozen, Leaf 10-oz pkg. or Chopped Squash 1 whole Fresh, Acorn 2 cups Fresh, Sliced Zucchini 10-oz pkg.
  • Page 37: Microwave 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 re- heated more quickly than food at refrigerator temperature.
  • Page 38: 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 keep the oven at the high temperature needed for safe sterilization. ⁄...
  • Page 39: Questions And Answers

    Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a time? Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my...
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 42. Microwave oven does not work PROBLEM Nothing works.
  • Page 41 Turntable PROBLEM CAUSE • The turntable will The turntable is not correctly in place. It should be correct-side up. not turn. • The support is not operating correctly. Remove the turntable and restart the oven. If the support still does not move, call a designated service technician for repair.
  • Page 42: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    • Features and specifications on our full line of appliances • Installation information 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. 2000 North M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 •...
  • Page 43: Index

    ERROR SIGNALS ... 14 Index PAGE TOPIC GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ... 6 HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS ... 7, 8 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ... 5, 6 PARTS AND FEATURES Cooking guide label ... 12 Door open button ... 12 Door safety lock system ... 12 Light ...
  • Page 44: Warranty

    FROM DATE OF PURCHASE KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

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