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KitchenAid KHMS145J Use & Care Manual

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U s e & C a r e G u i d e
A Note to You ............................2
the Microwave Oven .................6
Microwave Oven........................7
Operating tips ...........................7
Electrical connection.................7
Control panel features ..............9
Using the child lock.................11
learning feature .......................11
Using the vent fan ..................12
countertop light .......................12
Setting the clock .....................13
Using the timer .......................14
cook powers ...........................16
Cooking in stages ...................18
Using AUTO COOK ................20
Using EASY SIMMER ............21
Using REHEAT .......................22
Using KEEP WARM................26
Sensor cooking .......................27
Using EASY MINUTE .............29
Using aluminum foil ................30
Using 2-4 Plates .....................30
Microwave Oven......................31
and oven lights .......................32
or Service.................................36
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Model KHMS145J 4619-652-60102/8183718 U s e & C a r e G u i d e Microwave Hood Combination A Note to You ...2 Microwave Oven Safety...3 Removing and Replacing the Microwave Oven ...6 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven...7 Operating tips ...7...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    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

    – for example, closed glass jars – may explode and should not be heated in the microwave oven. Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food.
  • Page 4: Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure To Excessive Microwave Energy

    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 pad and touch electrical parts involving a risk of electric shock.
  • Page 5: 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. The microwave oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug.
  • Page 6: Removing And Replacing The Microwave Oven

    6. Replace the vent grille. 7. Replace the two screws in the top of microwave oven cabinet (the screws located closest to front corners). 8. If filters were installed, replace them (see “Installing one hand. Pull hook and caring for the filters”...
  • 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. Operating tips Never lean on the door or allow a child to swing •...
  • Page 8: Microwave Oven Features

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven 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: 1.
  • Page 9: Control Panel Features

    1 minute. (See Page 29.) 18. KEEP WARM. Touch this pad to keep hot, cooked foods warm in your microwave oven. You can use KEEP WARM by itself, or to automatically follow a cooking cycle. (See Page 26.)
  • Page 10: Audible Signals

    NOTE: Before setting a function, touch CANCEL/OFF to make sure no other function is on. Audible signals Your microwave oven comes with audible signals that can guide you when setting and using your oven: A programming tone will sound each time •...
  • Page 11: Using The Child Lock

    EXHAUST FAN and LIGHT, Number pads 1 and 2, and START. Using the demo/learning feature You can set your microwave oven to display your commands as you enter them without turning the magnetron on. This feature helps you learn to use your oven without actually cooking food.
  • Page 12: Using The Vent Fan

    FAN, the display returns to the previous display. The first time you turn on the fan after connecting • the microwave oven to power, the fan will start at speed 1. The next time the fan is turned on, it will start at the last speed used.
  • Page 13: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock When your microwave oven is first plugged in, or after a power failure, the display will flash “:”. If a time of day is not set, “:” will flash until you touch any pad. 1. Touch CLOCK SET/START.
  • Page 14: Using The Timer

    Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven Using the timer You can use your microwave oven as a kitchen timer. Use the Timer for timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. 1. Touch TIMER. 2. Enter the time to be counted down.
  • Page 15: Using Your Microwave Oven

    4. Start the oven. At the end of the cooking time: Changing instructions You can change the cooking time any time during cooking by repeating Steps 2, 3, and 4. Using Your Microwave Oven TOUCH TOUCH TOUCH YOU SEE ENTER...
  • Page 16: Cooking At Different Cook Powers

    Using Your Microwave Oven 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 17 At the end of the cooking time: Changing instructions You can change the cooking time or cook power any time during cooking by repeating Steps 2, 3 and/or 4 and 5. Using Your Microwave Oven TOUCH TOUCH TOUCH (repeat until desired...
  • Page 18: Cooking In Stages

    Using Your Microwave Oven Cooking in stages For best results, some recipes call for one cook power for a certain length of time, and another cook power for another length of time. Your oven can be set to change from one to another automatically, for up to 3 stages.
  • Page 19 At the end of the cooking time: Changing instructions You can change cooking times or cook powers for a stage any time after that stage starts by repeating Steps 2, 3 and/or 4 and 5. Using Your Microwave Oven TOUCH YOU SEE COOK TIME POWER...
  • Page 20: Using Auto Cook

    Using Your Microwave Oven Using AUTO COOK You can cook microwavable foods just by choosing a category and quantity. AUTO COOK has preset times and cook powers for 5 categories (see chart below). To use AUTO COOK, follow the steps below: 1.
  • Page 21: Using Easy Simmer

    Using EASY SIMMER Your microwave oven lets you simmer soups, casseroles, stews, and other liquid foods. All you do is set a simmer time and your oven will bring your food to a boil and then simmer it for the time you specify.
  • Page 22: Using Reheat

    REHEAT again. Touch COOK POWER before Example for DEFROST you touch START. (See “Changing preset cooking casserole times” in the “Using Your Microwave Oven” sec- tion.) LBSOZ START? When reheating a large (4 oz [113 g]) muffin or •...
  • Page 23: Using Custom Defrost

    Meats twice Poultry Fish 3 times * You must touch CUSTOM DEFROST once before choosing the food type. Using Your Microwave Oven 4. Touch You see NOTES: If you do not enter a weight within 2 seconds, • CUSTOM DEFROST will prompt you to enter a weight.
  • Page 24: Custom Defrost Chart

    Place in a microwavable baking dish. Run cold water over to finish defrosting. Place in a microwavable baking dish. Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil touch sides of microwave oven. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
  • Page 25: Defrosting Tips

    .25 One-Quarter Pound .50 One-Half Pound .75 Three-Quarters Pound 1.00 One Pound Using Your Microwave Oven For better results, a preset standing time is • included in the defrosting time. This may make the defrosting time seem longer than expected.
  • Page 26: Using Keep Warm

    Using Your Microwave Oven Using KEEP WARM WARNING Food Poisoning Hazard Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness. You can keep hot, cooked food warm in your microwave oven.
  • Page 27: Sensor Cooking

    How much humidity food releases is affected by the quantity, temperature, and shape of the food. Your microwave oven has a sensor that detects this humidity. The amount of humidity detected tells the oven how long to cook or heat your food.
  • Page 28: Using Crisp Or Sizzle

    Do not use any metal utensils, as they can • (30.48 cm) pizza scratch the pan. Do not use the pan in any other microwave oven • or in a thermal oven. Always use the turntable as support for the pan.
  • Page 29: Using Easy Minute

    To lengthen cooking time: To shorten cooking time: To reset to the original cooking time: Using Your Microwave Oven If you touch EASY MINUTE during cooking, • the oven will cook at the currently selected cook power.
  • Page 30: Using Aluminum Foil

    Let food stand for 2 to 3 minutes after heating so • that heat is spread evenly throughout container. • 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 safe sterilization.
  • Page 31: Caring For Your Microwave Oven

    Upper Spring Lower 6. To replace the grease filters, slide each filter 7. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. NOTE: Do not operate the vent fan without the grease filters in place. to the back of the opening, between the upper and lower lips against the springs.
  • Page 32: Replacing The Cooktop And Oven Lights

    Do not touch bulb(s) with the cover. your bare fingers. 4. Replace the bulb cover and mounting screw. 5. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.. 5. Remove the burnt-out bulb by squeezing the wire located above the cover (the two outer screws).
  • Page 33: 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 34: Troubleshooting

    Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. Microwave oven does not work PROBLEM Nothing works.
  • Page 35 Turntable PROBLEM CAUSE The turntable will You have turned off the turntable. (See the “Using 2-4 Plates” section on • not turn. Page 30.) The turntable is not correctly in place. It should be correct-side up and sitting • firmly on the center shaft. The support is not operating correctly.
  • Page 36: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    • Features and specifications on our full line of appliances • 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 MD 8020 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2400 •...
  • Page 37 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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