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Weight Defrost / Timed Defrost - KitchenAid YKCMS1655 Use & Care Manual

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The Weight Defrost feature's
preset
programs
can be used, the Timed Defrost feature can be used, or the microwave
oven can be
manually set to defrost.
Unwrap foods and remove lids (for example, from fruit juice
containers) before defrosting.
Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of the cycle for more even defrosting.
Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See "Aluminum
Foil
and Metal" first.
To
1.
2.
Use Weight Defrost:
Place food, uncovered,
on the turntable and close the door.
Touch WEIGHT DEFROST.
"dEF1" will appear in the display. Touch WEIGHT DEFROST a
second time for "dEF2," or a third time for "dEF3," if
defrosting poultry or fish. See chart.
To select your desired program, touch START or wait
5 seconds, and the prompt for entering weight will appear in
the display.
Weight Defrost
The Weight Defrost feature has preset times and cook powers for
3 categories:
Meat, Poultry and Fish. It should not be used for
food that has been left outside the freezer for more than
20 minutes, or for frozen ready-made food.
DEFROST - FOODS
INSTRUCTIONS
DEF1 - Meat
The narrow or fatty areas of
(By weight)
Beef (ground, steaks,
roast, stew)
Lamb (stew and chops)
Pork (chops, ribs, roasts,
sausage)
irregular shaped cuts should be
shielded with foil before defrosting.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 Ib
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g) patties.
Place all meats in microwave-safe
baking dish. Do not cover.
DEF2 - Poultry
(By weight)
Chicken (whole and
cut up)
Cornish hens
Turkey breast
Place in microwave-safe
baking
dish, chicken breast side up. Do
not cover.
DEF3 - Fish
(By weight)
Fillets
Place in microwave-safe
baking
dish. Do not cover.
3. Enter the weight.
Weight can be set from 0.3 Ib to 6.3 Ibs (136 g to 2.86 kg).
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
The cycle may be interrupted briefly to turn food, if necessary,
by opening the door. Close the door and touch START to
resume the cycle.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle
tones will sound.
5. Touch STOP CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Timed
Defrost
Timed Defrost does not have a preset program, but uses only
30% (PL3) cooking power.
To Use Timed Defrost:
1. Place food, uncovered,
on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch TIMED DEFROST.
"00:00" will appear in the display.
3. Enter the time in minutes and seconds.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
Steaks
Whole shellfish
The cycle may be interrupted briefly to turn food, if necessary,
by opening the door. Close the door and touch START to
resume the cycle.
When the cycle ends, "End" will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle
tones will sound.
5. Touch STOP CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
To Defrost Manually: Follow direction in "Manual Cooking"
section, and use 30% cooking power. See "Microwave
Cooking
Power" chart.
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