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Kitchenaid microwave oven kcms185j, kcms145j use & care guide
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QUESTIONS
Can I operate my microwave oven without the
turntable or turn the turntable over to hold a
large dish?
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
microwave oven?
Is it normal for the turntable to turn in
either direction?
Sometimes the door of my microwave oven ap-
pears wavy. Is this normal?
What are the humming noises that I hear when my
microwave oven is operating?
Why does the dish become hot when I microwave
food in it? I thought that this should not happen.
What does "standing time" mean?
Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent?
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
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Questions and Answers

ANSWERS
No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you
will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in
your oven must fit on the turntable.
You can use a rack only if the rack is supplied
with your microwave oven. If you use a rack not
supplied with the microwave oven, you can get
poor cooking performance and/or arcing.
You can use aluminum foil for shielding (use small,
flat pieces), small skewers, and shallow foil trays
(if tray is not taller than
3
4
filled with food to absorb microwave energy).
Never allow metal to touch walls or door.
Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or counter-
clockwise, depending on the rotation of the
motor when the cooking cycle begins.
This appearance is normal and does not affect the
operation of your oven.
You may hear the sound of the transformer when
the magnetron tube cycles on.
As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat
to the dish. Be prepared to use hot pads to
remove food after cooking.
"Standing time" means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for additional
time to allow it to finish cooking. This frees the
oven for other cooking.
Steam is normally produced during cooking. The
microwave oven has been designed to vent this
steam out the vents.
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacturer's guidelines or use the
preset AUTO SENSOR POPCORN pad. Do not
use regular paper bags. Use the "listening test"
by stopping the oven as soon as the popping
slows to a "pop" every 1 or 2 seconds. Do not
repop unpopped kernels. Do not pop popcorn in
glass cookware.
in. [1.9 cm] deep and half

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