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Microwave Cooking Power; Manual Cooking; Cooking In Stages (Or Steps); Sensor Cooking - KitchenAid KHMS1850S Use & Care Manual

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Microwave Cooking Power

Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/
NUMBER
NAME
100%, High
10
(default setting)
90%
9
80%
8
70%,
7
Medium-High
60%
6
50%, Medium
5
40%
4
30%, Medium-
3
Low, Defrost
20%
2
10%, Low
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Manual Cooking

To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME, then enter length of time to cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
3. Touch COOK POWER, then enter the desired power level.
See "Microwave Cooking Power" chart.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display and/or stop
reminder tones.
The cook time and cooking power can be changed at any time
after touching START by repeating the above steps.
USE
Quick heating convenience foods
and foods with high water
content, such as soups,
beverages and most vegetables.
Cooking small, tender pieces of
meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
Heating rice, pasta or casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that
need a cook power lower than
high. For example, whole fish and
meat loaf.
Reheating a single serving of
food.
Cooking sensitive foods such as
cheese and egg dishes, pudding
and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable casseroles,
such as lasagna.
Cooking ham, whole poultry and
pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
Softening butter, cheese, and ice
cream.
Taking chill out of fruit.

Cooking in Stages (or steps)

The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 3 stages.
Sensor cooking cannot be done in stages.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME, then enter length of time to cook during
the first stage.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
3. Touch COOK POWER, then enter the desired power level for
the first stage. See "Microwave Cooking Power" chart.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second and third stages.
5. Touch START.
The display will count down each of the cook times. A "1,"
"2" and "3" will appear on the display during their respective
stages.
When the cycle ends, "END" will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
6. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display and/or stop
reminder tones.
The cook time and cooking power of the cycling stage can be
changed after touching START without interrupting cooking.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK TIME, then enter the new
cook time. Touch START.
To Change Cooking Power: Touch COOK POWER, then enter
the new cooking power. See "Microwave Cooking Power" chart.
Touch START. Cooking power may also be adjusted by
repeatedly touching COOK POWER.

Sensor Cooking

A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food as it heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly.
Many sensor cycles require the covering of foods. Microwave-
safe containers or steamers with loose-fitting lids are
recommended. The loose-fitting lid allows enough steam to
escape to be detected by the sensor. When covering foods with
plastic wrap, be sure to leave a large enough vent opening to
allow the steam to escape.
NOTES:
The microwave oven should be plugged in for at least
3 minutes.
The microwave oven cavity and the exterior of the cooking
container should be dry.
The room temperature should not exceed 95°F (35°C).
If the door is opened during a sensor cycle, sensing will stop
and the program will be canceled.
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