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Cookware And Dinnerware; Microwave Oven Use - KitchenAid YKMHS120ES User Manual

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Demo Mode
Activate to practice using the control without actually turning on the
magnetron. Touch OPTIONS/CLOCK to reach the Demo Mode
submenu, the follow the prompts to activate. The DEMO icon will light
up in the display. Repeat to deactivate.
Nonstick Cavity Coating (on some models)
The durable, nonstick coating resists soil buildup by making cleaning
easier. See "Microwave Oven Care" section.
Cooking Rack
Use the rectangular cooking rack only for 2-level cooking. To avoid
damage to the microwave oven, always remove rack after 2-level
cooking. To avoid damage to the microwave oven due to soil buildup,
clean rack supports often.

Cookware and Dinnerware

Browning dish (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Ceramic glass, glass
China, earthenware (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Melamine (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Paper towels, paper plates, napkins (Use non-recycled paper.)
Plastic wraps, bags, covers, dinnerware, containers (Follow
manufacturer recommendations.)
Pottery and clay (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Silicone bakeware (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Wax paper
To Test Cookware/Dinnerware: Place dish in microwave oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. Program 1 minute of cook time at 100%.
If dish becomes hot and the water stays cool, do not use the dish in the microwave oven.

Microwave Oven Use

For list of preset programs, see the Quick Reference Guide provided with your model.
Manual Cooking/Stage Cooking
Touch COOK TIME, touch number pads to enter time, touch
COOK POWER (if not 100%), touch number pads to enter power level
(10-90), then touch the Start control.
If programming additional stages (up to three), touch OPTIONS/
CLOCK to enter programming for the next stage, then enter the cook
time and cook power of each, then touch the Start control.
Sensor Cooking
A sensor in the microwave oven detects moisture released from food
as it heats, and adjusts the cooking time accordingly.
Make sure microwave oven has been plugged in for at least 1 minute.
Use microwave-safe dish with loose-fitting lid, or cover microwave-
safe dish with plastic wrap and vent. For optimal performance, wait at
least 30 minutes after convection cooking or grilling (on some models)
before sensor cooking.
Adjust doneness for automatic cooking functions by touching COOK
TIME repeatedly to scroll through "NORMAL," "MORE DONE" or
"LESS DONE" within the first 20 seconds of starting the cook cycle.
Doneness cannot be adjusted for Defrost functions.
Energy Save
To conserve energy, the Clock will automatically turn off when the
microwave oven goes into standby mode. Touch OPTIONS/CLOCK to
reach the Clock and Energy Save submenu, and follow the prompts to
turn on Clock.
Turntable may be turned off for manual cooking only. This is helpful
when cooking with plates that are bigger than the turntable, or when
cooking with plates that are side by side. Turntable cannot be turned
off during preset or sensor (on some models) functions.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware
Straw or wicker
Gold, silver or pewter
Non-approved meat thermometers, skewers
Twist ties
Foil liners, such as sandwich wrappers
Objects with gold or silver trim or with metallic glaze
Add More Time
At the end of any cycle, "PRESS 0 TO ADD MORE TIME" scrolls in the
display. Enter the additional time, if desired, and start the microwave
oven. The cook power for all non-sensor cycles will be the same as in
the finished cycle, but may be changed. If Add More Time is used after
a sensor cycle, the cook power will be 100%, but may be changed.
Warm Hold
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.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. The Warm
Hold function uses 10% cook power. Warm Hold can be used by itself
or can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle. Opening the door
during Warm Hold will cancel the function.

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