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Microwave Features


DEFROST automatically defrosts ground meat, steaks, chicken pieces.

  • Suppose you want to defrost a 2.0 pound steak.
  1. Touch DEFROST pad once. Then touch DEFROST pad two more times to select steak.
  2. Enter weight by touching the number 2 0 pads.
  3. Touch START pad.

The oven will stop and directions will be displayed. Follow the indicated message.

  1. After the 1st stage, open the door. Turn steak over and shield any warm portions. Close the door. Touch START pad.
  2. After the 2nd stage, open the door. Shield any warm portions. Close the door. Touch START pad.
  3. After defrost cycle ends, cover and let stand as indicated in chart below.
  1. The weight can be entered in increments of 0.1 lb. If you attempt to enter more or less than the allowed amount as indicated in chart, an error message will appear in the display
  2. Defrost can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment. 
  3. To defrost other foods or foods above or below the weights allowed on Defrost Chart see Manual Defrost.

Defrost Chart 

Touch Defrost Pad* Food Amount Procedure
Once Ground Meat .5 - 3.0 lb.
  • Remove any thawed pieces after each stage.
  • Let stand, covered, 5 to 10 minutes.
Twice Steaks (chops, fish) .5 - 4.0 lb.
  • After each stage of defrost cycle, rearrange and if there are warm or thawed portions, shield with small flat pieces of aluminum foil.
  • Remove any meat or fish that is nearly defrosted.
  • Let stand, covered, 10 to 20 minutes.
3 times Chicken pieces .5 - 3.0 lb.
  • After each stage of defrost cycle, if there are warm or thawed portions, rearrange or remove.
  • Let stand, covered, 10–20 minutes.

* Number of touches AFTER initial touch to access DEFROST.

Check foods when oven signals. After final stage, small sections may still be icy. Let stand to continue thawing. Do not cook until all ice crystals are thawed.

Shielding prevents cooking from occurring before the center of the food is defrosted. Use small smooth strips of aluminum foil to cover edges and thinner sections of the food.

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 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 To Set Power Level. Estimate defrosting time and press number 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 2-3 cups of casserole or 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 food in a microwave-safe dish.

Sensor Cooking

The Sensor is a semi-conductor device that detects the vapor (moisture and humidity) emitted from the food as it heats. The Sensor adjusts the cooking times and power level for various foods and quantities. It takes the guesswork out of microwave cooking.

Using SENSOR Settings:

  1. Room temperature should not exceed 95 ̊F.
  2. Be sure the exterior of the cooking container and the interior of the oven are dry. Wipe off any moisture with a dry cloth or paper towel.
  3. Sensor cooking can only be entered within 1 minute after cooking, opening and closing the door or touching the STOP/CLEAR pad.
  4. During the first part of sensor cooking, SENSOR REHEAT, POPCORN REGULAR SENSOR, BAKED POTATO, FROZEN VEG, SOFT FRESH VEG, HARD FRESH VEG, FROZEN ENTREE, HOT DOGS, BACON or FISH will appear on display. Do not open oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR during this part of the cooking cycle. The measurement of vapor will be interrupted. If this occurs, ERROR will appear and sensor cooking will be interrupted. To continue cooking, touch the STOP/CLEAR pad and select cooking time and power. When sensor detects the vapor emitted from the food, remainder of cooking time will appear. Door may be opened when remaining cooking time appears on display. At this time, you may stir or season food, as desired.
  5. Check food for doneness after cooking with sensor settings. If additional time is needed, continue to cook with variable power and time.
  6. If the sensor does not detect vapor, ERROR will appear and the oven will shut off.
  7. At the end of any cycle, open oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad. The time of day will reappear on the display.
  8. Any sensor setting can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment. 

Selecting Foods:

  1. The sensor works with foods at normal storage temperature. For example, foods for reheating would be at refrigerator temperature and potatoes for baking would be room temperature.
  2. More or less food than the quantity listed in the charts should be cooked by time and variable power.

Covering Foods:

Some foods work best when covered. Use the cover recommended in the Sensor Cooking chart for these foods.

  1. Casserole lid.
  2. Plastic wrap: Use plastic wrap recommended for microwave cooking. Cover dish loosely; allow approximately 1/2 inch to remain uncovered to allow steam to escape. Plastic wrap should not touch food.
  3. Paper towel: Use paper towels to absorb excess fat and moisture when cooking bacon and potatoes. Line the turntable when baking potatoes.
  4. Wax paper: Cover dish completely; fold excess wrap under dish to secure. If dish is wider than paper, overlap two pieces at least one inch to cover.


Your oven has Popcorn and Sensor Reheat. To use any of the Sensors, simply touch the chosen pad. The microwave oven will start automatically. Any sensor setting can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment. 

Sensor Reheat

Turntable on:

You can reheat many foods by touching just one pad. You don’t need to calculate reheating time or power level. To reheat food with turntable on, simply touch the SENSOR REHEAT pad.

Touch SENSOR REHEAT pad. (Note : Sensor Reheat can be programmed with turntable on or off ). SENSOR REHEAT will be displayed repeatedly. When sensor detects the vapor emitted from the food, remainder of cooking time will appear. After cooking, LET STAND COVER will be displayed.

Turntable off:

You may reheat using a 11”x8”x2” or 13”x9”x2” casserole with the turntable off. First touch TURNTABLE ON/OFF and note indicator. Then touch SENSOR REHEAT. The display will indicate turntable o and oven will start automatically. After cooking, LET STAND COVER will be displayed.


  • Suppose you want to pop a 3.5 oz. bag of popcorn.
  1. Touch POPCORN pad once.
  2. SENSOR POPCORN REGULAR be displayed repeatedly. After cooking, END will be displayed.

This sensor setting works well with most brands of microwave popcorn. You may wish to try several and choose your favorite. Pop only one bag at a time. Unfold the bag and place in oven according to directions.

Sensor Chart

Food Amount Procedure
Leftovers such as rice, potatoes, vegetables casserole 4-32 oz.
  • Place in dish or casserole slightly larger than amount to be reheated.
  • Flatten, if possible.
  • Cover with lid, plastic wrap or wax paper. Use covers such as plastic wrap or lids with larger quantities of more dense foods such as stews.
  • After reheating, stir well, if possible. Foods should be very hot. If not, continue to heat with variable power and time. After stirring, recover and allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Use less Time Adjustment by touching POWER LEVEL pad twice for small quantities of canned vegetables.
Soups 1-4 cups
Canned entrees and vegetables 4-16 oz.
Dinner Plate
1 plate
3-6 oz. of meat plus vegetables and/or potato/rice

Use this pad to reheat precooked foods from the refrigerator.

  • Place meaty portions and bulky vegetables to outside of plate.
  • Cut large items like baked potatoes in smaller pieces.
  • Flatten foods such as mashed potatoes and other dense foods.
  • Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap. ONE PLATE ONLY.
  • After cooking, check that food is very hot through-out and that the bottom center of the plate is very hot. If not, continue heating using time and power level.
  • Allow to stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes.


Only 1 package at a time

Use only popcorn packaged for microwave oven use. Try several brands to decide which you like best. Do not try to pop un-popped kernels.

More or Less Time Adjustment can be used to provide adjustment needed for older popcorn or individual tastes.

  • Touch POPCORN pad once. This setting works well with most 3.0-3.5 oz. bags of microwave popcorn.
  • Touch POPCORN pad twice for snack size bags.
3.0-3.5 oz. bag (Regular size)
1.5-1.75 oz. bag (Snack size)

Sensor Cook

  • Suppose you want to cook a baked potato:
  1. Touch SENSOR COOK pad.
  2. Select desired sensor setting. Example: Touch number pad 1 to cook baked potatoes.
  3. Touch START pad. When sensor detects the vapor emitted from the food, the remainder of cooking time will appear.
  4. Open oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad. The time of day will appear in the display.

Sensor Cook Chart

Food Amount Procedure

1. Baked Potatoes

1-6 medium

  • Pierce.
  • Place on paper-towel-lined turntable.
  • After cooking, remove from oven, wrap in aluminum foil and let stand 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Frozen Vegetables

1-6 cups

  • Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
  • After cooking, stir and let stand 3 minutes, covered.

3. Fresh Vegetables - Soft


Brussels sprouts


Cauliflower (flowerets)

Cauliflower (whole)



Baked apples

0.25-2.0 lb.

0.25-2.0 lb.

0.25-2.0 lb.

0.25-2.0 lb.

1 medium

0.25-1.0 lb.

0.25-2.0 lb.

2-4 medium

  • Wash and place in casserole dish.
  • Add no water if vegetables have just been washed.
  • Cover with lid for tender vegetables.
  • Use plastic wrap for tender-crisp vegetables.
  • Stir before standing, if possible.
  • After cooking, let stand, covered, 2 to 5 minutes.

4. Fresh Vegetables - Hard

Carrots, sliced

Corn on the cob

Green beans

Winter squash:

  • diced
  • halves

0.25-1.5 lb.

2-4 pcs

0.25-1.5 lb.

0.25-1.5 lb.


  • Place in casserole dish.
  • Add 1-4 tbsp. water.
  • Cover with lid for tender vegetables. Use plastic wrap cover for tender- crisp vegetables.
  • Stir before standing, if possible.
  • After cooking, let stand, covered, 2 to 5 minutes.

5. Frozen Entrees

6-17 oz.

Use for frozen convenience food. It will give satisfactory results for most brands. You may wish to try several and choose your favorite.

  • Remove package from outer wrapping and follow package directions for covering.
  • After cooking, Iet stand, covered, for 1 to 3 minutes.

6. Hot Dogs

1-4 servings

  • Place hot dog in bun and wrap in paper towel or paper napkin.

7. Bacon

2-6 slices

  • Place bacon on paper plate, lined with paper towel. Bacon should not extend over the rim of plate.
  • Cover with paper towel.

8. Fish, Seafood

0.25-2.0 lb.

  • Arrange in ring around shallow glass dish (roll fillet with edges underneath).
  • Cover with vented plastic wrap.
  • After cooking, let stand, covered, 3 minutes.

Sensor Cook Recipes 

Cranberry Fluff
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Glazed Apple Slices
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Savory Flounder Fillets
Makes 4 servings
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (3 oz.) orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1⁄2 pint whipping cream, whipped or
  • 1 carton (8 oz.) non-dairy whipped topping
  1. Combine cranberries, water and sugar in a 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with wax paper. Microwave using SENSOR COOK for FRESH VEGETABLES-SOFT. Drain cranberries and reserve liquid.
  2. Add enough hot water to reserved liquid to make 2 cups. Stir gelatin into hot liquid until it dissolves. Cover with wax paper. Microwave using SENSOR REHEAT Less.
  3. Add berries and cool. Refrigerate until thickened. Fold whipped cream into cooled cranberry mixture. Spoon into serving dishes and garnish with extra whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 1⁄4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 baking apples (about 1 1⁄2 lbs), peeled and sliced into 8 pieces each
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green pistachios
  1. Combine brown sugar, butter and apricot preserves in a small bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 seconds to 1 minute, until butter melts and preserves soften. Stir in nutmeg, salt, sugar, orange juice and cornstarch. Microwave at HIGH (100%), 4 to 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring several times.
  2. Arrange apple slices in a large microwave serving dish. Spread hot sauce over apples. Cover well with vented wax paper. Microwave using FRESH VEGETABLES-SOFT. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
  3. Sprinkle with pistachios. Serve alone or over vanilla ice cream or sponge cake.
  • 3⁄4 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pkg. (1 lb.) flounder fillets
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • Tarter or cocktail sauce, optional
  1. On wax paper, combine crumbs, parsley, lemon peel and paprika. Dip fillets in beaten egg, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place sh in a covered, microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave using FISH, SEAFOOD.
  3. Serve with tartar or cocktail sauce, if desired.
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