KitchenAid KHHC2090S Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
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  • Page 1 SPEEDCOOK MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION WITH CONVECTION Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230, or visit our website at... Table of Contents... 2 Model KHHC2090S W10117078...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Grill Element ...5 Convection Element and Fan...6 Turntable ...6 ACCESSORIES ...6 Browning Pan and Handle ...6 Grill Rack ...7 Convection Rack...7 KITCHENAID™ Steamer Vessel ...7 MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL...8 Control Panel...8 Interactive Touch Display...8 Main Menu...9 Settings & Info ...10 Clock ...10 Date ...11...
  • Page 3: Microwave Hood Combination Safety

    – Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container. Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not be inserted in the microwave oven as they may create a fire or risk of electric shock. Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can burn off the...
  • Page 4: Electrical Requirements

    Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven. Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not use the microwave oven near water - for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, or similar locations.
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    E. Halogen cooktop lights (2) I. Interactive touch display Microwave Oven Cavity Coating The microwave oven has a durable, nonstick coating that resists soil buildup by making cleaning easier than in conventional microwave ovens. See “General Cleaning” section for cleaning instructions.
  • Page 6: Convection Element And Fan

    The convection system is embedded in the wall of the microwave oven cavity, behind the protective screen. See “Parts and Features.” The microwave oven cavity and door will become hot. The use of oven mitts is recommended.
  • Page 7: Grill Rack

    C. Grill rack (tall) D. Convection rack (short) E. Cookie sheet (not provided) Use the KITCHENAID™ steamer vessel with the Steam Cook feature or Boil & Simmer feature to steam or simmer foods. See “Steam Cook” and/or “Boil & Simmer” sections.
  • Page 8: Microwave Oven Control

    MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL The microwave oven’s controls are accessed through its control panel and interactive touch display. NOTE: Due to the sensitivity of the control panel, we have provided special instructions for cleaning the panel as well as the touch screen display.
  • Page 9: Main Menu

    The Main Menu is displayed on the default screen. From the Main Menu, all automatic cooking programs can be activated; all manual cooking can be programmed; settings can be adjusted; and instructions, preparation and tips can be accessed. The following demonstrates how to pan brown 2 boneless chicken breasts, using the Cook Method menus, starting from the Main Menu: 1.
  • Page 10: Settings & Info

    Clock This is a standard 12-hour clock (12:00 AM-11:59 PM). When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, or after a power failure, the “Welcome” screen will appear, asking whether you would like to set the clock. If you choose to set the clock at that time, the display will take you directly to the Clock screen.
  • Page 11: Date

    While the Learning Mode is active, the Learn indicator is visible in the upper, right title area, or at the bottom command input area. The indicator is visible while the microwave oven is in standby mode, during programming, and during Settings & Info menu navigation.
  • Page 12: Tones

    The OFF control stops all functions except for the Timer and Learning Mode, and cancels programming in progress. The microwave oven will also turn off when the door is opened. Close the door and touch START control or “Continue” on the touch screen to resume the cycle.
  • Page 13: Control Lock

    Cooktop Lights Lights Vent Fan Max-Off The microwave oven’s hood controls, on the lower, left side of the microwave oven (see “Parts and Features”) operate the vent fan and cooktop lights. TRUCAPTURE™ Vent Fan The vent fan has 3 regular speeds: high, medium and low. The vent fan also has a max speed, which is the highest speed.
  • Page 14: Progress Bar

    Do not operate microwave oven when it is empty. The turntable must be in place and correct side up when microwave oven is in use. Do not use if turntable is chipped or broken. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder.
  • Page 15: Cooking Guidelines

    Wax Paper Acceptable for use. To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use: 1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. 2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute. Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the water stays cool.
  • Page 16: Aluminum Foil And Metal

    If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur and cause damage to the microwave oven. OK for Use Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat thermometers may be used with the following guidelines: Do not allow aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls, ceiling or floor.
  • Page 17: Manual Cooking

    5. For microwave-assisted convection cooking, enter power level (10%-30%). 6. Touch “Start Preheat” on the touch screen to preheat empty microwave oven. If preheat is not needed, touch “Skip Preheat” after the microwave oven starts. The display will count down the cook time.
  • Page 18: Manual Method Cooking

    The display will return to the Main Menu after OFF control is default touched. 20% only Raising (Proofing) Bread 10-100%; 100% This microwave oven can be used to proof bread using the default convection system. 100°F (38°C)- First Proofing: 450°F (232°C);...
  • Page 19: Keep Warm

    Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness. Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. The Keep Warm function uses 10% cook power. Keep Warm can be used by itself, or it can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle.
  • Page 20: Programmed Cooking

    Check for doneness after the cycle has ended. If the food is not completely done, let it stand in the microwave oven for a few minutes to finish cooking. During any automatic or manual combination cycle, no more than 30% microwave power is used.
  • Page 21: Popcorn

    2. Touch POPCORN control. The microwave oven will start automatically. The display will show when the microwave oven is sensing, and will start counting down the time when sensing has finished. When the cycle ends, the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder tones.
  • Page 22: Defrost

    After Baking The food, convection rack, microwave oven cavity and door will be very hot. The microwave oven’s cooling fan will stay on until the microwave oven cools. Couscous The Boil & Simmer menu has a selection of main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Boil &...
  • Page 23: Browning Pan

    When the water boils, the microwave oven will stop and prompt you to add the pasta. If manually simmering, place the covered dish of water in the microwave oven, and set a simmer time of 1 second. The water will start to boil, the 1-second simmer time will end, and the microwave oven will stop.
  • Page 24: Roast

    When handling the hot browning pan, use the detachable handle. The microwave oven’s cooling fan will stay on until the microwave oven is cooled. Soften The Soften menu has a selection of main food categories, plus a shortcut to Manual Soften (see “Manual Method Cooking”...
  • Page 25: Food Type Chart

    Use this chart as a reference for menu items available in the “Food Type” menu BREAKFAST FOOD Bacon Cook or Browning Pan Cereal Instant Cook Fried - Cook or Browning Pan Omelet - Cook or Browning Pan Poached - Cook Scrambled - Cook French Toast...
  • Page 26 SNACKS Burrito Cook Cheese Sticks Cook or Browning Pan Frech Fries Browning Pan Instant Macaroni & Cheese Cook VEGETABLE Canned Vegetable Cook Fresh Vegetable Asparagus - Cook or Steam Cook Broccoli - Cook or Steam Cook Carrots - Cook or Steam Cook Cauliflower - Cook or Steam Cook BREAD...
  • Page 27: Cook Method Chart

    GRAINS: PASTA/RICE Canned Pasta Cook Couscous Cook or Boil & Simmer Grits Quick - Cook Regular - Cook Instant Macaroni & Cheese Cook Pasta Dried Pasta - Fettuccine Cook or Boil & Simmer - Macaroni Cook or Boil & Simmer MEAT Beef Beef Kabobs...
  • Page 28 DEFROST Bread 0.1-2.0 lbs (45-900 g) Weight Unknown - Bagel small: 2-8 bagels medium: 1-6 bagels large: 1-6 bagels - Muffin small: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 or 16 muffins medium: 1-6 muffins large: 1-6 muffins - Roll small: 2-8 rolls medium: 1-6 rolls large: 1-6 rolls Fish/Seafood...
  • Page 29 COOK (cont’d) Rice Brown Rice Instant: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) Brown Rice Long Grain: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) White Rice Instant: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) White Rice Long Grain: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) White Rice Short Grain: senses 0.5-2.0 cups (125-500 mL) Vegetable Canned Vegetable: 8-32 oz (237-946 mL) Fresh Vegetable...
  • Page 30 GRILL Beef Kabobs 1-4 servings Chicken Pieces, Bone-In 1 or 2 pieces, 0.8 lb (363 g) each Fish Steak 1 or 2 steaks, 1" (2.4 cm) thick Hamburger Patty 1-4 patties Lamb Chops 1 or 2 chops Pork Chops 1 or 2 chops MELT Butter/Margarine 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2 sticks or 1-8 tbs (15-120 mL)
  • Page 31: Microwave Oven Care

    MICROWAVE OVEN CARE IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products. Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested unless otherwise noted. GREASE FILTERS Do not use ammonia or corrosive cleaning agents such as lye- based oven cleaners.
  • Page 32: Replacing Filters

    4. Replace bulb, using a tissue or wearing clean cotton gloves to handle the bulb. Do not touch bulb with bare fingers. 5. Close bulb cover and replace mounting screw. 6. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. †®TORX is a registered trademark of Textron Innovations Inc.
  • Page 33: Replacing Microwave Oven Light

    The microwave oven light is a 10W low-voltage halogen capsule bulb. It will automatically come on when the door is opened and when the microwave oven is operating. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder. You will need a TORX screwdriver to remove the bulb cover.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Fan running slower than usual Has the microwave oven been stored in a cold area? The fan will run slower until the microwave oven warms up to normal room temperature. Fan running during cooktop usage This is normal. The microwave oven’s cooling fan, which is separate from the vent fan, automatically comes on during microwave oven operation to cool the microwave oven.
  • Page 35: Assistance Or Service

    Use a corded phone or a different frequency cordless phone, or avoid using these items during microwave oven operation. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center...
  • Page 36: Warranty

    If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling KitchenAid. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.

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