Some automatic cycles are sensor cycles. See "Cook Method
Chart." No amounts need to be entered. A sensor in the
microwave oven detects humidity released from the food as it
heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly. The progress bar
appears during sensing (see "Progress Bar" section).
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.
The microwave oven should be plugged in for at least
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.
Preheating of the browning pan is programmed in many
automatic cooking cycles. This preheating phase may also be
skipped by touching "Skip Preheat."
For optimal results, we recommend completing the preheating
phase of each cycle in which preheating is programmed.
Doneness for food items may be adjusted for most automatic
cycles. Before starting a cycle, touch "Doneness" on the touch
screen, and adjust the doneness with "+" (more done) or "-" (less
done) controls. The "+" control adds to, and the "-" control
subtracts from the recommended default cook time.
The more done and less done settings in most foods for which
doneness may be adjusted are equal. That is, the same amount
of time may be added to or subtracted from the cycle. Some of
the Meat and Poultry cycles have only the more done settings.
Popcorn is a sensor function. The sensor determines the
appropriate popping time of commercially packaged
The sensor will determine accurate popping times for bag sizes:
3.5 oz (99 g), 3.0 oz (85 g) or 1.75 oz (50 g). For bag sizes not
listed in this section, follow directions on the package.
NOTE: During Popcorn function, as with all microwave cooking
functions, the microwave oven should be attended at all times.
Listen for popping to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds, then
stop the cycle.
For best results, do not place bag on cooking rack.
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not use regular
paper bags or glassware.
Pop only 1 package of popcorn at a time.
Follow manufacturer's instructions when using a microwave
Do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
Use fresh bags of popcorn for optimal results.
Cooking results may vary by brand and fat content.
To Use Popcorn:
1. Place popcorn bag on the turntable, and close the door.
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.
3. Touch OFF control or open the door to stop reminder tones.
The display will return to the Main Menu after OFF control is