Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Control panel features
Your microwave oven control panel lets you select a
desired cooking function quickly and easily. The
following is a list of all the Command pads located
on the control panel (Model KCMS185J shown).
For more information on these features, see
"Using Your Microwave Oven" section.
Display. This display includes a clock and
indicators to tell you the time of day, cooking
time settings, cook powers, quantities, weights,
and cooking functions.
AUTO SENSOR REHEAT. Touch this pad to
reheat from a variety of food categories available.
AUTO SENSOR COOK. Touch this pad to cook
from a variety of food categories available.
AUTO SENSOR POPCORN. Touch this pad to
pop a bag of popcorn in any of 4 sizes.
CUSTOM DEFROST. Touch this pad to defrost
frozen food by weight.
CUSTOM COOK. Touch this pad to cook at
KEEP WARM. Touch this pad to keep hot,
cooked food warm in your microwave oven. You
can use KEEP WARM by itself or to automatically
follow a cooking cycle.
COOK TIME. Touch this pad to set a cooking
PERSONAL CHOICE. Touch this pad to control
sound volume or turn on/off, to change weight
measurement from lbs to kilograms, to change the
language displayed, to change scroll speed, to
change the clock from 12 hours to 24 hours or to
turn on/off, or to turn the Demo mode on and off.
COOK POWER. Touch this pad to set the amount
of microwave energy released to cook the food.
The higher the number, the higher the power
wattage and the faster the "cooking speed."
Number pads. Touch number pads to control
sound, weights, language, scroll speed, clock,
Demo mode, cooking times, cook powers, or
TIMER. Touch this pad to set or cancel the timer
CLOCK SET. Touch this pad to enter the correct
time of day.
START/EASY START. Touch this pad to start a
function you have set or to cook food for 30
seconds at 100% cook power.
TURNTABLE ON/OFF. (Model KCMS185J only)
Touch this pad to start or stop turntable
rotation. This function works during manual
cook only. It will not work while in the CUSTOM
DEFROST, CUSTOM COOK, AUTO SENSOR
REHEAT, AUTO SENSOR COOK, or AUTO
SENSOR POPCORN modes.
CANCEL/OFF. Touch this pad once to clear an
incorrect command or to cancel a program
during cooking. This pad will not erase the time
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.
Three tones signal the end of a cooking cycle and
five tones signal the end of the timer function.
NOTE: The tones on your oven can be turned off. To
do so, see "Using PERSONAL CHOICE".