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Model
KCMS185J KCMS145J
3828W5A1502/8172187
U s e & C a r e G u i d e
www.kitchenaid.com
A Note to You..................................2
Microwave Oven Safety ................3
Installation Instructions ................5
Microwave Oven ............................7
oven works ....................................7
Radio interference ........................7
or cookware ..................................8
Operating tips ................................8
Electrical connection ....................8
Microwave oven features ..............9
Control panel features ................10
Built-in kits ..................................11
Setting the clock..........................12
Using the minute timer ................12
Using the cooking rack................12
one cook cycle ............................14
Defrosting tips ............................15
Using CUSTOM COOK ..............15
Using EASY START ....................16
Using KEEP WARM ....................16
Auto Sensor Cooking ..................17
POPCORN ..................................19
Cooking Guide..............................20
Questions and Answers ..............22
Troubleshooting ..........................23
Warranty ........................................25
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Model KCMS185J KCMS145J 3828W5A1502/8172187 U s e & C a r e G u i d e www.kitchenaid.com Microwave Oven A Note to You...2 Microwave Oven Safety ...3 Installation Instructions ...5 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven ...7 How your microwave oven works ...7...
  • Page 2: Microwave Oven

    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.
  • 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: Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure To Excessive Microwave Energy

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath the microwave oven. • Do not mount microwave oven over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance. • Do not mount over a sink. •...
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    Blocking the exhaust vents could cause damage to the oven and poor cooking results. Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure proper airflow. If vents are blocked, a sensitive ther- mal safety device automatically turns the oven off.
  • Page 6: Grounding Instructions

    Installation Instructions Electrical requirements • 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. The microwave oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug.
  • 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 energy is not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and it’s this heat that cooks the food.
  • Page 8: Testing Your Dinnerware Or Cookware

    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.
  • Page 9: Microwave Oven Features

    The turntable is sunken into the cavity floor to give you more cooking space and better cooking results. (The turntable for Model KCMS185J can be stopped from turning by touching the TURNTABLE ON/OFF pad.) Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Removable Turntable Support (under turntable).
  • Page 10: 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.
  • Page 11: Using Personal Choice

    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 1-800-253-1301 and following the instructions and telephone prompts you hear.
  • Page 12: Setting The Clock

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Setting the clock When you first plug in your microwave oven, the dis- play shows “ : ”. If the electric power ever goes off, the display will again show “ : ” when the power comes back on.
  • Page 13: Using Your Microwave Oven

    P80-RHT = 80% of full Medium-High, Reheat power P70 = 70% of full power P60 = 60% of full power Using Your Microwave Oven Cooking at different cook powers 1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
  • Page 14: Cooking With More Than One Cook Cycle

    Using Your Microwave Oven COOK POWER P50 = 50% of full power P40 = 40% of full power P30-DEF = 30% of full power P20 = 20% of full power P10-WRM = 10% of full power Cooking with more than...
  • Page 15: Using Custom Defrost

    • Always underestimate defrosting time. If defrosted food is still icy in the center, return it to the microwave oven for more defrosting. • The length of defrosting time varies according to how solidly the food is frozen. •...
  • Page 16: Using Easy Start

    Using Your Microwave Oven Using EASY START Easy Start lets you cook food for 30 seconds at 100% cook power or, during any manual program you can use it to add 30-second increments. NOTES: • Each time you touch EASY START, it will add 30 seconds.
  • Page 17: 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 3 special functions: AUTO SENSOR COOK, AUTO SENSOR REHEAT, and AUTO SENSOR POPCORN.
  • Page 18: Using Auto Sensor Reheat

    Auto sensor cooking chart FOOD Fish, Seafood Using AUTO SENSOR REHEAT 1. Put the food in the oven and close the door. 2. Touch AUTO SENSOR REHEAT until desired food type is displayed. AUTO SENSOR REHEAT will start automatically after a short delay. (See Auto Sensor Reheating Chart.) NOTE: When covering foods, be sure to leave an opening big enough for moisture to escape so that...
  • Page 19: Using Auto Sensor Popcorn

    • Do not try to pop unpopped kernels. • Pop only 1 package at a time. • Do not leave the microwave oven unattended while popping popcorn. • If you are using a microwave popcorn popper, follow manufacturer’s instructions. •...
  • Page 20: Cooking Guide

    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 reheated more quickly than food at refrigerator temperature. Composition of food •...
  • Page 21: Caring For Your Microwave 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 sterilization. Caring for Your Microwave Oven...
  • Page 22: 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 23: Troubleshooting

    The turntable is not correctly in place. Make sure the turntable is correct-side not turn. up and is sitting securely on center shaft. • The TURNTABLE ON/OFF pad (Model KCMS185J only) has been touched and shows T/TABLE OFF on display. Touch the pad again to turn the turntable to ON position. •...
  • Page 24: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    • 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 Customer Interaction Center c/o Correspondence Dept. 2000 North M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 •...
  • Page 25: Warranty

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine if another warranty applies.

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