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Cooking Power; Cooking; Sensor Cooking - KitchenAid YKHMS155L Use & Care Manual

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Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, non-
approved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners such
as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or silver
trim or a metallic glaze should not be used in the oven.

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
1
10
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

To Use:
1. Touch COOK TIME, then enter a length of time to cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip to Step 3.
2. Touch COOK POWER, then enter the desired power level.
See "Cooking Power" chart
3. 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.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
The cook time and power may be changed after touching START
without interrupting cooking.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK TIME. The countdown will
freeze for a few seconds. Enter the new cook time and touch
START or wait a few seconds for the countdown to resume.
To Change Cook Power: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through the cook power levels. Touch START.

Sensor Cooking

A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food and automatically sets a cooking time based on the
selected pad.
Use the following chart as a guide for the 5 food pads.
FOOD
SERVING SIZE
Popcorn*
3.5 oz (100 g)
3 oz (85 g)
1.75 oz (50 g)
Baked
1-4 medium,
Potato
10-13 oz
(283-369 g) each
Frozen
10-20 oz
Entree
(283-567 g)
Dinner
1 serving (1 plate),
Plate
8-16 oz
(0.2-0.45 kg)
Beverage
1 or 2 8-oz
(250 mL) cups
*Do not use regular paper bags or glassware. Listen for popping
to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds, then stop the cycle. Do
not try to pop unpopped kernels. Use fresh bags of popcorn for
optimal results. Cooking results may vary by brand and fat
content. If using a microwave popcorn popper, follow
manufacturer's instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS
Pop only one package at a
time.
Pierce each one several
times with a fork. Place on
turntable around edges, at
least 1" (2.5 cm) apart. At
the end of cooking, let stand
5 minutes.
Remove from package.
Loosen cover on three sides.
If not in microwavable
container, place on plate,
cover with plastic wrap and
vent.
Place food on plate, cover
with plastic wrap and vent.
Do not cover. The diameter
of the cup's opening will
affect how it heats. A smaller
diameter opening may
become hotter.

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