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Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Manual Operation

 Time Cooking

Your microwave oven can be programmed for 99 minutes and 99 seconds (99.99). Always enter the seconds after the minutes, even if they are both zeros.

  • Suppose you want to cook for 5 minutes at 100%.
  1. Enter cooking time by touching the number pads 5 0 0.
  2. Touch START pad.

To Set Power Level

There are eleven preset power levels.

Using lower power levels increases the cooking time which is recommended for foods such as cheese, milk and long slow cooking of meats. Consult cookbook or recipes for specific recommendations.

Touch Power Level Pad Once then Touch Approximate Percentage of Power Common Words for Power Levels
POWER LEVEL 100% High
9 90%  
8 80%  
7 70% Medium High
6 60%  
5 50% Medium
4 40%  
3 30% Med. Low / Defrost
2 20%  
1 10% Low
0 0%  
  • Suppose you want to defrost for 5 minutes at 30%.
  1. Enter defrosting time by touching the number pads 5 0 0 .
  2. Touch POWER LEVEL pad and number 3 .
  3. Touch START pad.

You can program up to 4 automatic cooking sequences.

Power Level must be entered first when programming multiple sequences. 

Manual Defrost

If the food that you wish to defrost is not listed on the DEFROST CHART or is above or below the limits in the “Amount” column on the DEFROST CHART, you need to defrost manually.

You can defrost any frozen food, either raw or previously cooked, by using Power Level 3. Follow the exact 3-step procedure found under Time Cooking above. Estimate defrosting time and press 3 for 30% when you select the power level.

For either raw or previously cooked frozen food the rule of thumb is approximately 5 minutes per pound. For example, defrost 5 minutes for 1 pound of frozen spaghetti sauce.

Always stop the oven periodically to remove or separate the portions that are defrosted. If food is not defrosted at the end of the estimated defrosting time, program the oven in 1 minute increments on Power Level 3 until totally defrosted.

When using plastic containers from the freezer, defrost only long enough to remove from the plastic in order to place in a microwave-safe dish.

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