Timer; Control Lock; Vent Fan; Cooktop Light - KitchenAid KHMS1850S Use & Care Manual

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Four tones
End of cycle
To Turn Off Valid Entry Tones: Touch and hold the number pad
"1" for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound. Repeat to turn tones
back on.
To Turn Off All Tones (except end-of-Timer and hidden
feature signals): Touch and hold the number pad "2" for
5 seconds until 2 tones sound. Repeat to turn tones back on.
The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to 99 minutes
99 seconds and counts down the set time.
NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven.
When the Timer is in use, the microwave oven can also operate.
To see the countdown for 3 seconds when the microwave oven is
in use, touch TIMER.
To Set:
1. Touch TIMER.
If no action is taken after 1 minute, the display will return to
the time of day mode.
2. Touch the number pads to set the length of time.
3. Touch TIMER or START.
If TIMER or START is not touched within 5 seconds,
"START?" will appear in the display. If TIMER or START is not
touched within 1 minute, the display will return to the time of
day mode and the programmed function will be canceled.
When the set time ends, "END" will appear in the display and
1 tone will sound.
Touching OFF while a cook function is active in the display
will cancel the cook function, not the Timer.
To cancel the Timer, touch TIMER or OFF while the countdown is
active in the display.
The length of time can be changed during the countdown by
repeating the above steps.
A magnetron in the oven produces microwaves which reflect off
the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the turntable
and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are attracted
to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in the food,
causing them to move, producing friction and heat which cooks
the food.
Do not lean on or allow children to swing on the microwave
oven door.
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.
Baby bottles and baby food jars should not be heated in
microwave oven.
Clothes, flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, gourds, paper, including
brown paper bags and newspaper, should not be dried in
microwave oven.
Do not use the microwave oven for canning, sterilizing or
deep frying.
Paraffin wax will not melt in the microwave oven because it
does not absorb microwaves.
Use oven mitts or pot holders when removing containers from
microwave oven.



Control Lock

The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to avoid
unintended use of the microwave oven. When the control is
locked, only the Vent Fan and Light pads will function.
To Lock/Unlock Control: The microwave oven and Timer must
be off. Touch and hold OFF for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound and
a lock icon appears in the display. Repeat to unlock and remove
the lock icon from display.

Vent Fan

The vent fan has 4 speeds: high, medium-high, medium and low.
To protect the microwave oven, if the temperature from the range
or cooktop below the microwave oven gets too hot, the vent fan
will automatically turn on at high speed. It may stay on for up to
1 hour to cool the microwave oven. When this occurs, the vent
fan cannot be turned off.
To Turn Vent Fan On/Off: Repeatedly touch the VENT FAN
4 SPEEDS pad to cycle through the 4 speeds, and then turn the
fan off.

Cooktop Light

The cooktop light has 3 settings: on, night and off.
To Turn On/Night/Off: Touch LIGHT ON/NIGHT/OFF pad
repeatedly to cycle through the settings.

Demo Mode

The Demo Mode is ideal for learning how to use the microwave
oven. When set, functions can be entered without actually turning
on the magnetron. The microwave oven light will come on, the
fan will run, and if on, the turntable will rotate.
To Turn On/Off: The microwave oven and Timer must be off.
Touch and hold TIMER for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound and "d"
appears in the display. Repeat to turn off and remove "d" from
the display.
Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended
cook time, potatoes should be slightly firm. Let potatoes
stand for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing.
Do not cook or reheat whole eggs inside the shell. Steam
buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst. Cover
poached eggs and allow a standing time.

Food Characteristics

When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
Amount of Food
The more food heated at once, the longer the cook time needed.
Check for doneness and add small increments of time if
Size and Shape
Smaller pieces of food will cook more quickly than larger pieces,
and uniformly shaped foods cook more evenly than irregularly
shaped food.

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