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Using Custom Defrost; Defrosting Tips; Using Custom Cook - KitchenAid KCMS185J Use & Care Manual

Kitchenaid microwave oven kcms185j, kcms145j use & care guide
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Using CUSTOM
DEFROST
You can defrost food by choosing a category and set-
ting a weight. CUSTOM DEFROST has preset times
and cook powers for 3 categories: Meat, Poultry, and
Fish.
1. Touch CUSTOM DEFROST.
Once for Meat, twice for Poultry,
three times for Fish.
2. Touch number pads for desired weight
(from .1 to 6.0 lbs [45 g to 2.7 kg]).
3. Touch START.
4. During defrosting, 5 tones will sound.
These tones tell you when to check,
turn over, separate, or rearrange the
food. To start the oven again, touch
START.
5. At the end of the defrosting time:
Display will show "END" and 3 tones will sound.
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
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 GRAMS
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
1.00
Using Your Microwave Oven
1
pound [113.4 g]).
4
DECIMAL WEIGHT
.10
.20
.25 One-Quarter Pound
.30
.40
.50 One-Half Pound
.60
.70
.75 Three-Quarters Pound
.80
.90
One Pound

Defrosting tips

Before starting, make sure you have removed any of
the metal twist-ties which often come with frozen
food bags, and replace them with strings or elastic
bands.
Open containers such as cartons before they are
placed in the oven.
Always slit or pierce plastic pouches or packaging.
If food is foil wrapped, remove foil and place it in a
suitable container.
Slit the skins, if any, of frozen food such as sausage.
Bend plastic pouches of food to ensure even
defrosting.
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.
The shape of the package affects how quickly
food will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost
more quickly than a deep block.
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, let food stand after defrosting.
(For more information on standing time, see
"Microwave cooking tips" in the "Cooking Guide"
section.)
Turn food over during defrosting or standing time.
Break apart and remove food as required.

Using CUSTOM COOK

1. Touch CUSTOM COOK.
Twice for Bacon (select number of slices from
2 to 6)
3 times for Beverage (select number of cups,
either 1 or 2)
4 times for Frozen Roll/Muffin (select number of
rolls from 1 to 6)
5 times for Fresh Roll/Muffin (select number of
rolls from 1 to 6)
6 times for Oatmeal (select number of servings
from 1 to 6)
2. At the end of cooking time:
Display will show "END" and 3 tones will sound.
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