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KitchenAid KEMS307D Use And Care Manual

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KITCHENAID* Upper Microwave
PART NO. 4451400
se and Care Guide
Ovens with Broil Element

Table of Contents

(complete) .................
A Note to You ...............
Safety .........................
Getting to Know Your
Microwave Oven ..........
and BROIL ..................
Cooking Guide ...........
Answers......................
or Service ....................
Index ...........................
Warranty .....................
In the U.S.A. for assistance or service,
call the Consumer Assistance Center:
1-800-422-1230
In Canada for assistance or service,
Models: KEMS377D KEMS307D
4-6
see page 57.
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Cooking Guide ... Questions and Answers... Troubleshooting ... Requesting Assistance or Service ... Index ... Warranty ... In the U.S.A. for assistance or service, call the Consumer Assistance Center: 1-800-422-1230 In Canada for assistance or service, see page 57. Models: KEMS377D KEMS307D...
  • Page 2 Important safety instructions ... Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy ... Electrical requirements ... Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven ... How your microwave oven works ... For the best cooking results ... Radio interference ... Testing your microwave oven ...
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID* appliance! KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operations, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 4: Microwave Oven Safety

    • The microwave oven should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Call an authorized KitchenAid service company for examination, repair, or adjustment. • Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
  • Page 5: Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure To Excessive Microwave Energy

    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. – Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS 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: Microwave Oven Safety

    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. Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near the microwave oven.
  • Page 8 Know Your Microwave Oven Microwaves pass through most glass, paper, and plastics without heating them so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves bounce off metal containers so food does not absorb the energy. Microwaves do heat the CRISPWARE* Crisper Pan, however. The rubberized...
  • Page 9: For The Best Cooking Results

    • Moving the receiver away from the microwave oven. • Wiring the microwave oven into a different circuit so that the microwave oven and receiver are on different branch circuits.
  • Page 10: Testing Your Dinnerware Or Cookware

    Know Your Microwave Oven Testing your dinnerware or cookware Test dinnerware or cookware before using. To test a dish for safe use, put it into the oven with a cup of water beside it. Cook at 100% cook power for one minute. If the dish gets hot and water stays cool, do not use it.
  • Page 11 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing. 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 12: Electrical Connection

    Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave oven because it allows microwaves to pass through it. Do not operate the microwave oven unless the glass turntable is securely in place and can rotate freely. The turntable can rotate in either direction.
  • Page 13: Microwave Oven Features

    Microwave oven features Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To help get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features: Door Handle. Window with Metal Shield. Shield prevents microwaves from escaping.
  • Page 14: Control Panel Features

    LIGHT LIGHT MEAL QUANTITY Your microwave oven control panel lets you select the desired cooking function 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 15: Getting To Know Your Microwave Oven

    KEEP WARM. Touch this pad to keep hot, cooked food safely warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes. KEEP WARM can be used by itself, or it can automatically follow a cooking cycle. See page 39 for more information.
  • Page 16: Utensils

    Know Your Microwave Oven Utensils Your microwave oven comes with two useful cooking utensils. Please review this chart to become familiar with their use. Use oven mitts when removing broiling grid and CRISPWARE* Crisper Pan. Use Crisper Pan handle when removing Crisper Pan.
  • Page 17: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock When your microwave oven is first plugged in or after a power failure, the colon and time of day will flash for 5 minutes. “PF” will show on the lower oven Temperature Display until any pad is touched.
  • Page 18: Using The Minute Timer

    1. Choose the Minute Timer. NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven. It works like a regular kitchen timer. It can be set in hours and minutes up to 99 hours and 59 minutes, or in minutes and seconds up to 99 minutes and 59 seconds.
  • Page 19: Using Easy Minute

    When cooking time ends: Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch the Cancel pad. This will clear the display. etting to Know Your Microwave Oven NOTES: • To extend cooking time in multiples of 1 minute, touch EASY MINUTE during cooking.
  • Page 20: Microwave Cooking

    • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • If you want to change the cooking time after cooking has started, touch MICRO and enter the new cooking time within 5 seconds.
  • Page 21: Microwave Cooking

    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 different percentage of cook power. Many microwave cookbook recipes tell you by number, percent, or name which cook power to use.
  • Page 22 • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • If you want to change cooking time after cooking has started, touch MICRO and enter the new cooking time within 5 seconds.
  • Page 23: Cooking In Stages

    TIME to reappear on the display, then enter the new cooking time. icrowave Cooking TOUCH YOU SEE MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL (time of day) TOUCH YOU SEE ENTER CONTROL LOCK...
  • Page 24 icrowave Cooking 4. When display says “TIME,” touch MICRO to set second cycle. 5. Set cooking time for second cycle. Example for 3 minutes, 25 seconds: 6. Set cook power for second cycle (optional). If you want to cook at full (100%) cook power, go to Step 8.
  • Page 25 • If you want to add more time during cooking use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. • During any Micro cooking stage, you can change the cooking time after touching START.
  • Page 26: Using Custom Reheat

    Cooking Using CUSTOM REHEAT Your microwave oven automatically reheats food. You do not have to enter times or temperatures. NOTE: If you want to manually reheat using a cook time and cook power see “Reheating chart” in the “Cooking Guide” section.
  • Page 27 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Touch CUSTOM REHEAT. 3. Choose food setting. Keep touching CUSTOM REHEAT until the food that you are cooking appears on the display. Example for Dinner Plate (Setting 1): NOTE: To choose the desired food code, see the Cooking Guide Label on the front frame of the oven or the “Custom reheat chart”...
  • Page 28 Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch the Cancel pad. This will clear the display. TOUCH QUANTITY twice TOUCH INUTE START TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL YOU SEE REHEAT YOU SEE REHEAT YOU SEE REHEAT YOU SEE COOK...
  • Page 29 Heating a beverage (Setting 8) 1. Place beverage in oven and close door. 2. Touch CUSTOM REHEAT. 3. Choose beverage setting. Keep touching CUSTOM REHEAT until “BEVRG” appears on the display. 4. Enter type of beverage. Touch CUSTOM REHEAT until the type of beverage you want appears on the display.
  • Page 30 (See “Operating safety precautions” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information.) When heating time ends: Four tones will sound. 6. After heating, open the door...
  • Page 31: Using Custom Defrost

    Using CUSTOM DEFROST Your microwave oven uses a preset defrost time and power according to the food setting and the food quantity that you choose. NOTE: Standing time is included in the defrosting time selected by your microwave oven. This may make defrosting times seem longer than in other microwave ovens.
  • Page 32 icrowave Cooking 3. Choose food setting. Keep touching CUSTOM DEFROST until the food that you are cooking appears on the display. Example for Meats (Setting 1): NOTE: To choose the desired food setting, see the Cooking Guide Label on the front frame of the oven, the “Custom defrost chart”...
  • Page 33: Weight Conversion Chart

    OUNCE WEIGHT 11.2 12.0 12.8 14.4 16.0 icrowave Cooking TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL POUND WEIGHT DECIMAL One-Quarter Pound One-Half Pound Three-Quarters Pound 1.00 One Pound YOU SEE...
  • Page 34: Defrosting Tips

    If you want to add more time during or after popping use EASY MINUTE. See “Using EASY MINUTE” in the “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” section for more information. 1. Place bag in center of turntable and close door.
  • Page 35: Using Custom Cook

    CUSTOM COOK Touch CUSTOM COOK. Touch CUSTOM COOK again to scan and select food settings. Touch QUANTITY to scan and select quantity settings. icrowave Cooking TOUCH YOU SEE INUTE START YOU SEE TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL COOK TIME COOK TIME...
  • Page 36: Custom Cook Chart

    icrowave Cooking Custom cook chart CODE FOOD Frozen Entree Casserole Frozen Vegetables Bacon Fresh Vegetables Frozen Burrito Hot Dogs Baked Potatoes QUANTITY PREPARATION 9 oz (240 g), Follow package directions. 11 oz (311 g), 16 oz (425 g) 2 cups (.5 L), To reheat, flatten on plate or place in 4 cups (1 L), bowl.
  • Page 37 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Touch CUSTOM COOK. 3. Choose food setting. Keep touching CUSTOM COOK until the food that you are cooking appears on the display. Example for Casseroles (Code 2): NOTE: To choose the desired food setting, see the Cook Guide Label on the front frame of the oven or the “Custom cook chart”...
  • Page 38 Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch the Cancel pad. This will clear the display. TOUCH YOU SEE ENTER QUANTITY twice TOUCH YOU SEE INUTE START YOU SEE TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL COOK COOK TIME COOK TIME...
  • Page 39: Using Keep Warm

    Using KEEP WARM You can safely keep hot, cooked food warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes. You can use KEEP WARM by itself, or to automatically follow a micro cooking cycle. NOTES: • Food cooked covered should be covered during KEEP WARM.
  • Page 40: Cooking With Crisp And Broil

    Use oven mitt when removing broiling grid and CRISPWARE* Crisper Pan. Use Crisper Pan handle when removing Crisper Pan. Do not touch the top of the microwave oven when broiling. Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns. •...
  • Page 41 1. Place food on Crisper Pan, put pan on turntable, and close door. 2. Choose CRISP. 3. Set crisping time. Example for 10 minutes: NOTE: If you enter a crisping time greater than 90 minutes, “RETRY” shows on the display. 4.
  • Page 42: Cooking With Crisp And Broil

    Cancel pad. This will clear the display. Using BROIL Broil lets you cook and brown small amounts of food (from 1 to 4 pieces). The broil element is located in the microwave oven ceiling near the door. For best results when broiling: •...
  • Page 43 Four tones will repeat every minute until you open the oven door or touch the Cancel pad. This will clear the display. ooking with Crisp and Broil TOUCH INUTE START TOUCH MICROWAVE OVEN CANCEL YOU SEE COOK TIME COOK TIME COOK...
  • Page 44: Using Code Pads

    Crisp and Broil Using code pads You can use Number pads as shortcuts when cooking with your microwave oven. For example, to reheat one cup of cheese dip: Press the Reheat pad. Choose category 4 by pressing Number pad 4.
  • Page 45: Using Help Prompts

    CUSTOM DEFROST CATEGORY TOUCH Meats Chicken/Poultry Fish/Seafood Bagel Fruit Juice Roll/Muffin CUSTOM COOK TOUCH FOOD SETTING Frozen Entre Casserole Frozen Vegetables Bacon Fresh Vegetables Frozen Burrito Hot Dogs Baked Potato POPCORN SIZE OF BAG 3.50 oz (100 g) 3.00 oz (85 g) 1.75 oz (50 g) Using help prompts When you are not using the microwave...
  • Page 46: Caring For Your Microwave Oven

    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. NOTES: • Your CRISPWAVE* microwave oven has a stainless steel interior. Unlike...
  • Page 47: Caring For Your Microwave Oven

    Do not operate the microwave oven when turntable is removed for cleaning. See the “How your microwave oven works” section for further information about the turntable. To clean the Broiling Grid, wash with steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water.
  • Page 48: Cooking Guide

    ooking Guide Reheating chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual tastes. ITEM Meat (Chicken pieces, chops, hamburgers, meat loaf slices) 1 serving 2 servings Meat Slices (Beef, ham, pork, turkey) 1 or more servings Stirrable Casseroles and Main Dishes 1 serving 2 servings...
  • Page 49: Microwave Cooking Chart

    Microwave cooking chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste. MEATS, POULTRY, FISH, SEAFOOD Allow standing time after cooking. COOK FOOD POWER Bacon 100% (per slice) Ground Beef 100% for Casse- roles (1 lb [.45 k]) Hamburger 100% Patties (2)
  • Page 50: 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 reheated more quickly than food at refrigerator temperature.
  • Page 51: Arranging Food

    NOTE: aluminum CRISPWARE* Crisper Pan and the Double Emission System, the Crisper Pan is safe to use in your microwave oven. Cooking you should not do in your microwave oven • Do not do canning of foods in the oven.
  • Page 52: Questions And Answers

    Dishes used in your oven must fit on the turntable. You can use a grid only if grid is supplied with your microwave oven. Use of any grid not sup- plied with the microwave oven can result in poor cooking performance and/or arcing.
  • Page 53 QUESTIONS Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven? How do I get the best results? How does my CRISPWARE* Crisper Pan aid browning and crisping? Sometimes I notice sparking when broiling. What causes this? uestions and Answers ANSWERS Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacturer’s guidelines or use the preprogrammed Popcorn pad.
  • Page 54 If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on pages 56 and 57. If nothing operates, check the following: Is the microwave oven wired into a live circuit with the proper voltage? (See Installation Instructions.) Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
  • Page 55 PROBLEM The Display shows a time counting down but the oven is not cooking You do not hear the Programming Tone Smoke is coming out of vent during broiling “F” followed by a number appears on Display If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on pages 56 and 57.
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    If you are unable to obtain the name of a local authorized KitchenAid servicer, call our Consumer Assistance Center tele- phone number (see Step 1). Don’t forget, KitchenAid offers a full line of quality home appliances. Built-In Refrigerators Freestanding Refrigerators 50-Pound Ice Makers...
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Contact the dealer from whom you purchased your appliance, or call the KitchenAid Canada Consumer Assistance Centre toll free, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-461-5681. KitchenAid Canada Appliance Service – Consumer Services Direct service branches: BRITISH COLUMBIA ALBERTA ONTARIO (except 807 area code)
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  • Page 59: Index

    REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ... 56 SAFETY ... 4-6, 10-12 STANDING TIME ... 34, 50, 52 TESTING YOUR DINNERWARE OR COOKWARE ... 10 TESTING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ... 9 TIPS Cooking ... 50 Defrosting ... 34 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 54 WARRANTY ... 60...
  • Page 60: Warranty

    After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. In the U.S.A., call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call KitchenAid Canada at one of the telephone numbers listed in the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section.

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