safety warnings IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE general safety • Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing parts/attachments, after use and before cleaning. • Keep your fingers away from moving parts and fitted attachments. •...
microwave use • This microwave is not intended for commercial use. • It should never be used for drying clothes or for other non-food purposes, including any type of storage, which may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire. •...
• Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or plastic containers/bags before placing them in the oven. warning : Only allow children to use the microwave without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the microwave in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use;...
containers warning : Pressure will build up in sealed containers and can cause them to explode. Therefore, do not use the following in your microwave: - Sealed containers - Capped bottles - Vacuum containers - Sealed jars - Hard-boiled eggs - Eggs in their shells •...
caution! hot surface During cooking the outer surface will become hot. Do not touch the outer casing of the microwave. Care should be taken not to store any items on top of your microwave. earthing instructions warning: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. •...
Thank you for purchasing your new Kenwood Microwave. We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual so that you fully understand all the operational features it offers. You will also find some hints and tips to help you resolve any issues.
getting ready This microwave is designed for domestic use. It should not be used for commercial catering. 1. After unpacking your microwave, check that it has not been damaged whilst in the box. Make sure there are no dents on the microwave, and the door closes properly. A dented or damaged microwave could allow microwave energy to escape.
introducing microwave cooking Always remember the basic safeguards you would follow when using any cooking equipment or handling hot food. See below for basic guidelines in microwave cooking. If you are unfamiliar with using a microwave, refer to the back of this instruction booklet for more information.
checking your cooking utensils Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cooking utensils are safe to use in your microwave. If you are not sure you can use a utensil in your microwave, follow this simple test: 1. Put the utensil into the microwave next to a cup of water – use a cup that you know is microwave safe.
microwave heating categories Your oven has been tested and labelled to meet the UK government’s voluntary agreement on the reheating of pre-cooked food. The heating characteristics and output power levels of microwave ovens are usually calculated using a relatively large portion of food (1000 gram load, IEC 60705) but many packs of precooked food are sold in smaller packs, often about 350 grams.
steam When you microwave food, steam is created as water in the food heats up and evaporates. The steam formed during microwave cooking is entirely safe. It has to escape from the microwave to prevent pressure from building up inside the microwave. It does this through the vents on the back of the microwave and from around the door.
product overview the main unit control panel door handle the control panel LED display Shows the clock, cooking time and setting. microwave button Use this button to select the microwave function. defrost by weight / time button Use this button to defrost food clock / pre-set button by weight or by time.
checking your microwave Check your microwave after unpacking. For your safety, the microwave stops if the door is opened during cooking. Close the door and press the start/+30sec/confirm button to continue the cooking cycle. 1. Pull the handle to open the door. 2.
clock setting When the microwave is connected to the mains power, the LED display will show “0:00”, and the microwave will sound once. Please ensure that you have set the clock prior to use. Please follow the steps below to set the clock. 1.
setting the child lock This feature prevents the electronic operation of the microwave by locking the operation of the control panel until you have cancelled it. Please follow the steps below to set the child lock. 1. Press the stop/clear button for 3 seconds and a long tone will sound.
microwave cooking For simple microwave cooking, follow the steps below. For instance, if you want to use 80% microwave power to cook for 20 minutes. 1. Press the microwave button once and the LED display will show “P100”. Press the microwave button repeatedly until the LED display show “P80”.
two-stage cooking For two-stage cooking, please follow the steps below. For instance: If you want to defrost your food for 5 minutes and then to cook it with 80% microwave power for 7 minutes. You can set a maximum of 2 stages for two-stage cooking. If defrosting is among one of the stages, then it will be set as the first stage.
delay start cooking (programme set in advance) For delay start cooking, follow the steps below. For instance: The current time is 12 o’clock (noon) and you want to cook with 80% microwave power for 5 minutes at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon. You can set a maximum of 2 stages for delay start cooking.
auto cooking This feature allows you to cook most of your food based on food category and the weight. Select the category and choose the weight of your food. For quick reference of the cooking time and the weight, please refer to the auto-cook menu table. auto menu 1.
Power input varies according to local voltage supply. The density, thickness and moisture content of food can affect its cooking time. Ensure all food is piping hot and cooked thoroughly before serving. It is essential that food is checked during and after the recommended cooking time, even if the auto-cook menu was used.
defrosting This feature allows you to defrost your frozen foods simply by entering the weight or time. defrost by weight 1. Press the defrost by weight/time button once and the LED display will show “dEF1”. 2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to adjust the weight of your food.
quick start cooking This feature allows you quickly cook your food for 30 seconds with 100% microwave power. Please follow the steps below. 1. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to start the quick start cooking. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button again to add another 30 seconds.
cleaning your microwave Cleaning your microwave each time you use it will help to prevent a build up of stubborn marks that can be difficult to clean. Unplug your microwave from the mains and wait for it to completely cool down before cleaning. On the right hand side wall of the cavity is the wave guide cover.
frequently asked questions If a problem does occur, it may often be due to something very minor. The following Q & A may be able to resolve the problem. Questions Answers Why doesn’t the food seem to Check that: cook? •...
Model K20MSS10 Input 230 - 240 V ~ 50 Hz Microwave Output 750 - 800 Watts Microwave Frequency 2450 MHz Outside Dimensions 440mm x 355mm x 259mm (width x depth x height) Power consumption Microwave Input 1200 - 1270 Watts Complies with EC directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
Manufactured for DSG Retail Limited under a Trademark License from Kenwood Limited DSG Retail Limited is responsible for after sales service. If you have a query about the product please contact our product support line 0844 561 6263 (Currys).