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Use& CareGuide

Model MMV4205AA

Important Safety Instructions


Operating Instructions


Care and Cleaning


Cooking Utensils




Guide d'utUisation et d'entretien

Guia de uso y cuidado

Keep instructions for future reference.

Be sure manual stays with oven.

Form No. A/07/04 2004 Maytag Appliances W5A4194 Part No. 8112P268-60


What You Need to Know About Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this Use & Care Guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense. caution. and care must be exercised when installing. maintaining. or operating microwave.

Always contact your dealer. distributor. service agent. or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols.




Grounding Instructions

Oven MUST be grounded. Grounding reduces risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current if an electrical short occurs. This oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. See installation instructions.

Consult a qualified electrician or servicer if grounding instructions are not completely understood. or if doubt exists as to whether the oven is properly grounded.

Do not use an extension cord. If the product power cord is too short. have a qualified electrician install a three-slot receptacle. This oven should be plugged into a separate 60 hertz circuit with the electrical rating as shown in specifications table. When the oven is on a circuit with other equipment. an increase in cooking times may be required and fuses can be blown.

Microwave operates on standard household current. 110-120V.

Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement (U.S.A. Only)

This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy and if not installed and used properly. that is in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18 of FCC Rules. which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation.

However. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following:

• Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or television.

• Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.

• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.

• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and the receiver are on different branch circuits.

The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct such interference.

Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy

A. DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.

B. DO NOT place any object between the oven front face and the door to allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.

C. DO NOT operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that oven door close properly and that there is no damage to: 1. door (bent).

2. hinges and latches (broken or loosened).

3. door seals and sealing surfaces.

D. Oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.



Door Handle

Model and Serial Number Plate Vent Grille

Window with Metal Shield

Metal Rack

Cooking Guide

Door Safety Lock System

Oven Control Panel Glass Turntable

Grease Filter

Cooktop/Countertop Light


Power Supply 120 VAC.

60 Hz

Input Power 1.700 W

Cooking Power 1.150 W 0 EC 60705 Standard)

Frequency 2.450 MHz

Rated Current 14.5 A

Outer Dimensions Wld' x 167/16" [WxHxD) x 15%"

Cavity Volume 2.0 Cu. Ft.

Net Weight 65 Ibs.

Popcorn Saksd Beverage Potato

Cook Reheat

Sof( n Melt

Auto Time




Cook Cusom ]ime P oram

Kitchen iurntabie Dight

Vent V(nt light

Hi/Lo/Off / AutollmeSe HiiLoiOff



NOTE: Styling and features vary by model.

1. DISPLAY: The display includes a clock and indicators to tell you time of day. cooking time setting and cooking functions selected.

2. POPCORN: Touch this pad when popping popcorn in your microwave oven.

3. BAKED POTATO:Touch this pad to cook potatoes.

/4.BEVERAGE: Touch this pad to reheat one or two cups of a beverage.

5. COOK: Touch this pad to cook Fresh Vegetable. FrozenVegetable.

Casserole. Rice. Oatmeal. Bacon.

Scrambled Eggs. and Frozen EntrCe.

6. REHEAT: Touch this pad to reheat PizzaSlice. Dinner Plate. Soup/ Sauce. Casserole. and Roll/Muffin.

Z POULTRY: Touch this pad to cook chicken wings. chicken nuggets.

Spicy Chicken and Mexican Chicken.

8. SOFTEN: Touch this pad to soften Butter. Ice Cream. Cream Cheese and Frozen Juice.

9. MELT: Touch this pad to melt Butter/Margarine.


Cheese and Marshmallows.

10. AUTO DEFROST: Meat. poultry. fish and bread. Touch this pad to select food type and defrost food by weight.

11. TIME DEFROST: Touch this pad to defrost most other frozen foods.

12. RAPID DEFROST: This pad provides RAPID defrost for 1.0 pound of frozen food.

13. NUMBER: Touch number pads to enter cooking time. power level. quantities. or weights.

1/4.CLOCK: Touch this pad to enter the time of day.

15. HOLD WARM: Touch this pad to keep hot. cooked foods warm in your microwave oven for up to 90 minutes.

16. ADD 30 SEC.: Touch this pad to set and start quickly at 100% power level.

Z CUSTOM PROGRAM: Touch this pad to recall one cooking instruction previously programmed into memory.

18. POWER LEVEL: Touch this pad to select a cooking power level.

19. COOK TIME: Touch this pad to to set a cooking time.

20. STOP/CLEAR: Touch this pad to stop the oven or to clear all entries.

21. CONTROL SETUP: Touch this

22. ENTER/START: Touch this pad to start a function. If you open the door after oven begins to cook. touch ENTER/STARTagain.

23. KITCHEN TIMER: Touch this pad to set the kitchen timer.


25. LIGHT TIMER: Touch thispad to set the light timer.

26. VENT HI/LO/OFF: Touch this pad to turn the fan on or off.

27 VENT AUTO TIME SET: Touch this

28. LIGHT HI/LO/OFF: Touch this pad to turn on the cooktop/countertop light.



This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking and introduces you to the basics you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before use.


To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage. do not run oven empty.

To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage. do not use stoneware. aluminum foil. metal utensils. or metal trimmed utensils in the oven.


This oven includes a 12-hour clock.

Example: To set 8:00 AM.

1.Touch CLOCK C(ock pad.

2. Enter the time by




3. Touch ENTER/ START pad. (Press number 1 for AM. number 2 for PM.)

4. Touch ENTER/ START pad.


You can use your microwave oven as a timer. Use the Timer for timing up to 99 minutes. 99 seconds.

Example: To set for 3 minutes.

1.Touch KITCHEN limer TIMER pad.

2. Enter the time by using the number key pad.


3. Touch ENTER/ START pad.

When the time is over. you will [lear beeps and END will display.


You carl change the default values for beep sound. clock. display speed and defrost weight.

See following chart for more information.

Function No.


Beep ON/ Sound ON OFF control Sound OFF

Clock display Clock ON control Clock OFF

Display Slow speed Normal speed Fast speed

Defrost weight Lbs. mode selected Kg.

Example: To change defrost weight mode (from Lbs. to Kg).

Cunlol 1. Touch CONTROL stoup SETUP pad.

2. Touch number 4

3. Touch number 2


The VENT HI/LO/OFF Vent moves steam and HVLoiOfr other vapors from the cooking surface. Touch VENT HI/LO/OFF once for High fan speed. twice for Low fan speed. or three times to turn the fan off.

NOTE: If the temperature gets too [lot around the microwave oven. the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the HIGH setting to cool the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven. When this occurs. you cannot turn the fan off.


Example: To set 30 minutes for vent high.

1. TouchVENT HI/ vnt HVLoiOff LO/OFF pad.

2. Touch VENT AUTO ms TIME SET pad 5 times.


Light Hi!LoiOff

Touch LIGHT HI/ LO/OFF pad once for bright light. twice for night light. or three times to turn the light oft



For best cooking results.

Turntable leave tile turntable on. onio It can be turned off for large dishes.

Touch TURNTABLE ON/OFF pad to turn the turntable on or off.


• This option is not available in auto cook and defrost modes.

• Sometimes the turntable can become hot to touch. Be careful

• Do not run the oven empty.


CUSTOM PROGRAM lets you recall one cooking instruction previously placed in memory and begin cooking quickly.

Example: To cook for 2 minutes.

1 Touch CUSTOM


2. Enter the cook time.

EN1ER %. I. .

3. Touch ENTER/ START pad.

Example: To recall the custom program.

1.Touch CUSTOM Custom PROGRAM pad.


+ .


2. Touch ENTER/

START pad When the cook time is over. you will hear four beeps and COOK END will


Example: To cook food for 8 minutes 30 seconds at 100% power.

1. Enter the cook time.

[NTtR 2. Touch ENTER/ e .T. T START pad.

When the cook time is over. you will [lear four beeps and COOK END will display.


HIGH power cooking does not always give you the best results with foods that need slower cooking. such as roasts. baked goods. or custards. Your oven has 10 power settings in addition to HIGH.

Example: To cook food for 7 minutes 30 seconds at 70% power.

1. Enter the cook time.

PO%C Le.el 2. Touch POWER

LEVEL pad.

3. Enter the power level.

4. Touch ENTER/


When the cook S]. \RT time is over. you will [lear four beeps and COOK END will display.

See cooking guide for Lower Power Levels. page 10.


For best results. some recipes call for one Power Level for a certain length of time. and another Power Level for another length of time.Your oven can be set to change from one to another automatically. for up to three cycles if the first heating cycle is defrost.

Example: To cook food for 3 minutes at 100% power and then 700/o power for 7 minutes 30 seconds.

1. Enter the first cook time.

Cook 2. Touch COOK lime TI ME pad.

3. Enter the second cook time.

PO\\C] Le\. l 4. Touch POWER

LEVEL pad.

5. Enter the power level.

ENTER 6. Touch ENTER/ S;7R1 START pad.

When the cook time is over. you will [lear four beeps and COOK END will display.



DO NOT leave microwave oven unattended while

When popping commercially packaged popcorn. remove the rack from the oven; Do not place the bag of microwave popcorn on the rack or under the rack.


BAKED POTATOlets you cook potatoes with preset times and cook powers.

You can choose from 1to 4 potatoes.


• Cooking times are based on an average 8-10 oz. potato.

• Before baking. pierce potato with fork several times.

• After baking. let stand for 5 minutes.

Example: To cook 2 potatoes.

2. Touch number 2


BEVERAGE lets you heat up to 2 beverages.


•Reheat times based on an 8 oz. cup.

• Beverage may be very [lot; remove from oven with care.

Example: To reheat one 8 oz.




2. Touch number

3. Touch ENTER/


POPCORN lets you pop 3.5 ozs. and 3.0 ozs. bags of commercially packaged microwave popcorn. Pop only one package at a time. If you are using a microwave popcorn popper. follow manufacturer's instructions. To set your microwave oven correctly. follow this chart:

Bag Size-ounces Touch NUMBER

Example: To pop a 3.0 oz bag.

1. Touch Popcorn POPCORN pad.

2. Touch number

NTER 3. Touch ENTER/ '_"i;!{_[ START pad.




Fresh Prepare as desired. wash. and leave residual water on the vegetables.

1- 4 cups Vegetable Place in an appropriately-sized microwave container. cover with plastic wrap and vent.

Frozen Remove from package. rinse off frost under running water. Place in 1- 4 cups Vegetable an appropriately-sized microwave container. cover with plastic wrap and vent.

Casserole Assemble the ingredients per the recipe in a 1-2 quart casserole.

1- 4 cups Cooking with plastic wrap and vent.

After cooking. stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes.

Rice Add twice the amount of water to the rice.

1/2- 2 cups Use a microwave container large enough to prevent water from boiling over dish. Cover with plastic wrap or lid.

Oatmeal Prepare as directed on package and stir before serving.

1 - 6 servings Use only instant hot cereal.

Bacon Lay on microwave bacon rack or other similar dish or a 2 - 6 slices dinner plate covered with a paper towel and cover with a paper towel.

Regular sliced bacon

Scrambled Beat eggs in a coffee mug or cereal bowl and cover 2. 4. 6. 8 eggs Eggs with plastic wrap. Stir at beep. and continue cooking.

Stir before serving. (Optional : Add 1 tbsp of milk and 1tsp of butter per one egg.]

Frozen Remove from outer display package. Slit cover. If not in microwave 10. 20 ozs.

Entree safe container. place on plate. cover with plastic wrap and vent.



PizzaSlice This is a reheat function for leftover pizza.

1 - 3 slices Place on paper towel on a microwave safe plate. (3 - 5 ozs. each]

Dinner Plate Place on a low plate.

1 - 2 servings Cover with vented plastic wrap.

Let stand 3 minutes.

Soup/Sauce Place in shallow microwavable casserole.

1- 4 cups Cover with vented plastic wrap.

After cooking. stir and let stand 3 minutes.

Casserole Cover dish containing the casserole with plastic wrap and vent.

1- 4 cups After cooking. stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes.

Roll/Muffin Place on paper towel.

1 - 6 pieces Do not cover.




Chicken wings Place in a single layer around the edge of a dinner plate or serving platter.

6 or 12ozs.

Frozen. Precooked

Chicken nuggets Place in a single layer around the edge of a dinner plate.

4 or 8 ozs.

Frozen. Precooked

Spicy Chicken

Mexican Chicken

2 servings (double the ingredients for 4 servings) 1 V2pounds skinless. chicken pieces 1teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2tablespoon paprika V2teaspoon pepper V2cup hot sauce or 1tablespoon Tabasco sauce V2cup barbecue sauce of choice Mix everything in an 8 x 8-inch glass dish or similar dish and cover with plastic wrap.

Cook on 'Spicy Chicken'. Stir and serve as is or place under a broiler for a few minutes for additional browning.

2 servings (double the ingredients for 4 servings} V2medium onion. chopped V2green bell pepper. diced V2cup frozen peas V2cup long grain rice 1cup water V2cup salsa 1 V2pounds skinless. chicken pieces. legs. thighs. breasts. wings. or combination of all

• 1teaspoon cumin

• Salt and pepper to taste

• V2cup green olives w/pimentos Place onions and peppers in an 8 x 8-inch glass dish or similar container and microwave for 3 minutes.

Add peas. rice. water. salsa. chicken. and cumin.

Season with salt and pepper.

Cover with plastic wrap and cook on 'Mexican Chicken'. Stir in the olives and serve as is or place under a broiler for a few minutes to add additional browning.

2 or 4 servings

2 or 4 servings




Butter Unwrap and place in microwavable container.

1. 2 or 3 sticks Butter will be at room temperature and ready for use in recipe.

Ice Cream Place container in oven.

Pint. Quart. Half gallon Ice cream will be soft enough to make scooping easier.

Cream cheese Unwrap and place in microwavable container.

3 or 8 ozs.

Cream cheese will be at room temperature and ready for use in recipe.

Frozen Remove top.

6. 12 or 16 ozs. juice Place in oven.

Frozenjuice will be soft enough to easily mix with water.



Butter or Unwrap and place in microwavable container.

1. 2 or 3 sticks Margarine No need to cover butter.

Stir at the end of cooking to complete melting.

Chocolate Chocolate chips or squares of baking chocolate may be used.

4 or 8 ozs.

Unwrap squares and place in microwavable container. Stir at the end of cycle to complete melting.

Cheese Use processed cheese food only. Cut into cubes.

8 or 16ozs.

Place in a single layer in microwavable container.

Stir at the end of cooking to complete melting.

Marshmallows Large or miniature marshmallows may be used.

Place in microwavable 5or10ozs. container.

Stir at the end of cycle to complete melting.



Four defrost choices are preset in the oven. The defrost feature provides you with the best defrosting method for frozen foods. because the oven automatically sets the defrosting times for each food item according to the weight you enter. For added convenience. the AUTO DEFROST includes a built-in tone mechanism that reminds you to check. turn over. separate. or rearrange the food during the defrost cycle. Four different defrosting options are provided.


After touching AUTO DEFROSTonce. select the food category. Available weight ranges for Meat. Poultry and Fish are 0.1 to 6.0 Ibs. The available

Example : To defrost 1.2 Ibs of meat.

Au[o 1. TouchAUTO Defrost DEFROST pad

2. Choose food category.

3. Enter the weight.

4. Touch ENTER/ EN[ER START pad.


NOTE: After you touch ENTER/ START. the display counts down the defrost time. The oven will beep once during the Defrost cycle. At this time. open the door and turn. separate. or rearrange the food as needed. Remove any portions that have thawed then return frozen portions to the oven and touch ENTER/STARTto resume the defrost cycle. The oven will not stop during the BEEP unless the door is opened.

For best results:

• Remove fish. shellfish. meat. and poultry from its original closed paper or plastic package (wrapper).

Otherwise. the wrap will hold steam and juice close to the foods. which can cause the outer surface of the foods to cook.

• Form the meat into the shape of a doughnut before freezing. When defrosting. scrape off thawed meat when the beep sounds and continue defrosting.

• Place foods in a shallow glass baking dish or on a microwave roasting rack to catch drippings.

• Foods should still be somewhat icy in the center when removed from the oven.


Category MEAT 0.1 to 6 Ibs

POULTRY 0.1 to 6 Ibs

FISH 0.1 to 6 Ibs

BREAD 0.1 to 1 Ib


BEEF Ground beef. Round steak.

Cubes for stew. Tenderloin steak. Pot roast. Rib roast.

Rump roast. Chuck roast.

Hamburger patty.


Chops (1-inch thick).

Rolled roast.


Chops (1/2-inchthick). Hot dogs. Spareribs. Country style ribs.

Rolled roast. Sausage.

POULTRY Whole (under 4 Ibs). Cut up. Breasts (boneless).


TUR KEY Breast (under 6 Ibs).

FISH Fillets. Whole. Steaks.

SHELLFISH Crab meat. Lobster tails.

Shrimp. Scallops.



When using AUTO DEFROST. he weight to be entered is the net weight in pounds and tenths of pounds (the weight of the food minus the container).

• Use AUTO DEFROSTonly for raw food. AUTO DEFROSTgives best results when food to be thawed is a

• If the food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20 minutes. enter a lower food weight.

• The shape of the package alters the defrosting time. Shallow rectangular packets defrost more quickly than a deep block.

• Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated pieces defrost more easily.

• You can use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield foods like chicken wings. leg tips. and fish tails. but the foil must not touch the side of the oven. Foil causes arcing. which can damage the oven lining.

• Shield areas of food with small pieces of foil if they start to become warm.

• For better results. a preset standing time is included in the defrosting time.

For best results. elevate food to be defrosted on a microwave safe roasting rack. This prevents the possibility of warm meat juices cooking food during defrost.



The RAPID DEFROSTfeature provides a rapid defrost for 1.0 pound frozen food. The oven automatically sets the defrosting time for ground beef.

Example: To defrost 1lb. ground beef.

Rap)d l. Touch RAPID I)effosl DEFROST pad.

ENTER 2. Touch ENTER/ S):. R START pad.


This feature allows you to choose the time you want to defrost.

Example: To defrost for 2 minutes.

Time 1. Touch TIME Defrost DEFROST pad.

2. Enter the defrosting time you want.

3. Touch ENTER/ ENTER i4:T START pad. (Defrost starts)

When the defrost time is over. you will [lear four beeps and COOK END will display.



To avoid risk of property damage:

• Do not use rack to pop popcorn.

• Rack must be on the four plastic supports when used.

• Use the rack only when cooking food on rack position.

• Do not cook with rack on the floor of the oven.

The metal rack gives you extra space when cooking in more than one container at tile same time.

To use rack:

1. Place rack securely in the four plastic supports.

• Rack MUST NOT touch metal walls or back of microwave oven.

2. Place equal amounts of food both ABOVE AND BELOW rack.

• Amount of food must be approximately the same to balance out cooking energy.



To get the best results from your microwave oven. read and follow the guidelines below.

• Storage Temperature: Foods taken from the freezer or refrigerator take longer to cook than the same foods at room temperature.

The time for recipes in this book is based on the normal storage temperature of the food.

• Size: Small pieces of food cook faster than large ones. pieces similar in size and shape cook more evenly. For even cooking. reduce the power when cooking large pieces of food.

• Natural Moisture: Very moist foods cook more evenly because microwave energy is attracted to water molecules.

• Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables from the outside to the center to distribute the heat evenly and speed cooking. Constant stirring is not necessary.

• Turn over foods like pork chops. baking potatoes. roasts. or whole cauliflower halfway through the cooking time to expose all sides equally to microwave energy.

• Place delicate areas of foods. such as asparagus tips. toward the center of the dish.

• Arrange unevenly shaped foods. such as chicken pieces or salmon steaks. with the thicker. meatier parts toward the outside of the dish.

• Shield. with small pieces of aluminum foil. parts of food that may cook quickly. such as wing tips and leg ends of poultry.

• Let It Stand: After you remove the food from the microwave. cover food with foil or casserole lid and let it stand to finish cooking in the center and avoid overcooking the outer edges. The length of standing time depends on the density and surface area of the food.

• Wrapping in waxed paper or paper towel: Sandwiches and marly other foods containing prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to microwaving to prevent drying out.


Cooking Fish and Shellfish:

General Directions

• Prepare the fish for cooking.

Completely defrost the fish or shellfish.

Arrange unevenly shaped pieces with thicker parts toward the outside of the dish. Arrange shellfish in a single layer for even cooking.

The type of cover you use depends on [low you cook. Poached fish needs a microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap.

Baked fish. coated fish. or fish in sauce needs to be covered lightly with waxed paper to keep the coating crisp and sauce from getting watery.

Always set the shortest cooking time. Fish is done when it turns opaque and the thickest part begins to flake. Shellfish is done when the shell turns from pink to red and the flesh is opaque and firm.



Fish fillets HI 31/2-41/2minutes Arrange fish in a single layer with thickest portion toward outside edge of 1V2quart microwavable baking dish. Brush with melted butter and season. if Fish steaks HI 41/2-51/2minutes desired. Cook covered with vented plastic wrap.

Let stand covered 2 minutes. If you are cooking Whole fish 41/2-6minutes more than 1 lb. of fish. turn the fish halfway through cooking.

Scallops HI 31/2-5minutes Arrange in a single layer. Prepare as directed above

Shrimp. shelled HI 31/2-5minutes except stir instead of turning the shellfish.




Cooking Appetizers: Tips and Techniques Recommended

• Crisp crackers. such as melba toast. shredded wheat. and crisp rye crackers are best for microwave use. Wait until party time to add the spreads. Place a paper towel under the crackers while they cook in the microwave oven to absorb extra moisture.

• Arrange individual appetizers in a circle for even cooking.

• Stir dips to distribute heat and shorten cooking time.

Cooking Sauces: Tips and Techniques

• Use a microwavable casserole or

• Sauces made with cornstarch thicken

• Cook sauces made with cornstarch

• To adapt a conventional sauce or gravy recipe. reduce the amount of liquid slightly.

Cooking Soups: Tips and Techniques

• Cook soups in a microwavable dish which holds double the volume of the recipe ingredients to prevent boil-over. especially if you use cream or milk in the soup.

• Generally. cover microwaved soups with VENTED plastic wrap or a microwavable lid.

• Cover foods to retain moisture.

Uncover foods to retain crispness.

• Avoid overcooking by using the minimum suggested time. Add more time. if necessary. only after checking the food.

• Stirring occasionally will help blend flavors. distribute heat evenly. and may even shorten the cooking time.

• When converting a conventional soup recipe to cook in the microwave. reduce the liquid. salt. and strong seasonings.

Not Recommended

• Appetizers with a crisp coating or puff pastry are best done in a conventional oven with dry heat.

• Breaded products can be warmed in the microwave oven but will not come out crisp.


Cooking Meat: General Directions

• Prepare the meat for cooking.

Defrost completely.

Trim off excess fat to avoid

Use oven cooking bag for less tender cuts of meat.

Arrange the meat so that thicker portions are toward the outside of the dish.

Cover the meat with waxed paper to prevent spattering.

• Tend the meat as it cooks.

Drain juices as they accumulate to reduce spattering and keep from overcooking the bottom of the meat.

Shield thin or bony portions with strips of foil to prevent overcooking.

NOTE: Keep the foil at least 1 inch from the oven walls. and do not cover more than one-third of the meat with foil at any one time.

• Let the meat stand covered with foil 10-15 minutes after you remove it from the oven. The internal temperature of the meat may rise from 5-10° Fduring standing time.

The Meat Cooking Table on the next page provides detailed directions.

Power Level. and Cooking Time settings for most cuts of meat.





BEEF Hamburgers.

Fresh or defrosted (4 ozs. each) 1 patty 2 patties 4 patties

Sirloin tip roast (3-4 Ibs.)

LAM B Lamb roast. rolled boneless (3-4 Ibs.)

PORK Bacon slices 2 slices 4 slices 6 slices 10 slices

Chops (5-7 ozs. each) 2 chops

4 chops

Loin Roast. rolled. boneless (31/2- 41/2Ibs.]

Sausage links.

Fresh or Frozen. defrosted (1-2 ozs. each) 2 links 4 links 8 links 10 links

1-1 V2minutes V2-2 minutes 21/2-31/2 minutes

8-10 minutes per pound RARE (135°F) 11-13 minutes per pound MEDIUM (155°F)

11-12 minutes per pound RARE (135°F) 12-13 minutes per pound MEDIUM (145°F) 13-14 minutes per pound WELL (155°F)

V2-2 minutes 2-3 minutes 4-5 minutes 7-8 minutes

18-20 minutes per pound 15-17 minutes per pound

25-27 minutes per pound (165°F)

45-60 seconds 1-1 V2minutes V2-2 minutes 13/4-2 minutes

Form patties with depression in center of each.

Place on microwavable roasting rack. Brush with browning agent. if desired. Cover with waxed paper.

Turn over halfway through cooking.

Let stand covered 1 minute.

Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack.

Add desired seasonings and cover with waxed paper.

Turn meat over halfway through cooking and shield if necessary. Remove roast from microwave oven when desired temperature is reached. Let stand covered with foil 15 minutes. (Temperature may rise about 10°F).

Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack.

Brush lamb with marinade or desired seasonings such as rosemary. thyme or marjoram. Cover with waxed paper.

Turn roast over after 15 minutes. and again after 30 minutes.

Shield if necessary.

Remove roast from microwave when desired temperature is reached. Let stand covered with foil 15 minutes. (Temperature may rise about 10°F].

Place bacon slices on microwavable roasting rack.

Cover with paper towels.

After cooking. let stand 1 minute.

Place chops in microwavable baking dish.

Add desired seasonings and cover with vented plastic wrap.

Cook until no longer pink or until internal temperature reaches 170° F.Turn chops over halfway through cooking.

Let stand covered 5 minutes. (Temperature may rise about 10°F].

Place roast in cooking bag in microwavable dish.

Add seasonings and browning agent if desired. Close bag loosely with microwavable closure or string. After cooking. let stand in bag 15 minutes. (Temperature may rise about O°F.]Internal temperature of pork should reach 170°F before serving.

Pierce links and place on microwavable roasting rack.

Cover with waxed paper or paper towel.

Turn over halfway through cooking.

After cooking. let stand covered 1 minute.



Cooking Poultry: General Directions

• Prepare the poultry for cooking.

Defrost completely.

Arrange poultry pieces with thicker pieces at the outside edge of tile baking dish. When cooking legs. arrange them like tile spokes of a wheel.

Cover tile baking dish with waxed paper to reduce spattering.

Use a browning agent or cook with a sauce to give a browned appearance.

• Watch the poultry as it cooks.

Drain and discard juices as they accumulate.

Shield thin or bony pieces with small strips of aluminum foil to prevent overcooking. Keep foil at least 1 inch from the oven walls and other pieces of foil.

• Poultry is done when it is no longer pink and the juices run clear. When done. the temperature in the thigh meat should be 180-185°F.

• Let the poultry stand after cooking covered with foil for 10 minutes.

The Poultry Cooking Table below provides detailed directions.

Power Level. nd Cooking Time settings for most cuts and types of poultry.




Chicken pieces [2V2-3 Ibs.)

Chicken whole (3-3V2 Ibs.)

Cornish Hens whole (1-1 V2Ibs. each)

41/2-51/2minutes per pound

12-13 minutes per pound

6-7 minutes per pound

Before cooking. wash pieces and shake the water off.

Place pieces in a single layer in a microwavable baking dish with thicker pieces to the outside. Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired. Cover with waxed paper. Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear. Let stand covered 5 minutes.

Before cooking. wash and shake off water. Place breast side down on a microwavable roasting rack. Brush with butter. or browning agent and seasoning if desired. Cover with waxed paper. Cook _/of estimated time. Turn breast side up. brush with butter. or browning agent. Replace waxed paper. Cook V3of estimated time again. Shield if necessary. Cook remaining _/of estimated time or until no longer pink and juices run clear. Let stand covered with foil 10 minutes. (The temperature may rise about 10°E) The temperature in the thigh should be 180°F-185°Fwhen the poultry is done.

Before cooking. wash and shake the water oft Tie wings to body of hen and the legs to tail. Place hens breast side down on microwavable rack. Cover with waxed paper. Turn breast side up halfway through cooking. Shield bone ends of drumsticks with foil.

Remove and discard drippings. Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired. Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove hens from microwave when they reach desired temperature.

Let stand covered with foil 5 minutes. (Temperature may rise about 10°F). Temperature in breast should be 170°F before serving.



Microwave cooking and conventional cooking of pasta. rice. and cereal require about the same amount of time. but the microwave is a more convenient method because you can cook and serve in the same dish. There is no stirring needed and leftover pasta tastes just like fresh cooked when reheated in the microwave oven.

Cooking Pasta and Rice: Tips and Techniques

• If you are planning to use rice or pasta in a casserole. undercook it so it is still firm.

• Allow for standing time with rice. but not for pasta.

• The Pasta and Rice Cooking Tables below provide specific directions. with Power Level and cooking time settings for most common types of pasta and rice.



Spaghetti 4 cups water Add 8 ozs. spaghetti HI 9-10 minutes 71/2-81/2minutes

Macaroni 3 cups water HI 6-7 minutes Add 2 cups macaroni 51/2-61/2minutes

Lasagna noodles 4 cups water HI 7-8 minutes Add 8 ozs. lasagna 11-121/2minutes noodles

Egg noodles 6 cups water Add 4 cups noodles HI 8-10 minutes 51/2-61/2minutes

Combine hot tap water and salt. if desired.

Use a 2-quart microwavable baking dish and cover with vented plastic wrap for spaghetti and lasagna noodles.

Use microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap for macaroni and egg noodles.

Cook as directed in chart or until water boils.

Stir in pasta; cook covered as directed in chart or until tender.

Drain in a colander.



Long grain 21/4cups water Add 1 cup rice HI 41/2-51/2minutes 14 minutes

Brown 21/2cups water HI 41/2-51/2minutes Add 1 cup rice 28 minutes

Long grain and wild rice mix 2/Jcups water Add 6 ozs. package

Quick cooking 1 cup water Add 1 cup rice

4-5 minutes 24 minutes

2-3 minutes

Combine hot tap water and salt. if desired. in 2 quart microwavable casserole.

Cover with microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap.

Cook as directed in chart or until water boils.

Stir in rice and any seasonings.

Cook covered as directed in chart or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes.

Fluff with fork.

Cook water until it boils.

Stir rice into boiling water and let stand. covered 5 to 10 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

Fluff with fork.



For best performance and safety. keep the oven clean inside and out side. Take special care to keep the inner door panel and the oven front frame free of food or grease build-up.

Never use rough powder or pads.

Wipe the microwave oven inside and out. including the hood bottom cover. with a soft cloth and a warm Olot hot mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry. Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome. metal and aluminum surfaces. Wipe spatters immediately with a wet paper towel. especially after cooking chicken or bacon. Clean your oven weekly or more often. if needed.


Wash the metal rack with a mild



To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage. do not operate oven hood without filters in place.

The grease filter should be removed and cleaned often. at least once a month.

1. To remove grease filter. slide filter to the side. Pull filter downward and

2. Soak grease filter in [lot water and a mild detergent. Rinse well and shake to dry. Do not use ammonia or place in a dishwasher.

The aluminum will darken.

3. To reinstall the filter. slide it into the side slot. then push up and toward oven center to lock.




To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage. do not operate oven hood without filters in place.

If your oven is vented inside. the charcoal filter should be replaced every 6 to 12 months. and more often if necessary. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned. To order a new charcoal filter. contact the Parts Department at your nearest Authorized Service Center or call 1-800-688-9900 Onside U.S.A) or 1-800-688-2002 (:Canada).

Order Charcoal Filter kit #: MVHRK3.

1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main power supply.

2. Remove the two vent grille mounting screws. (:2screws)

5. Slide a new charcoal filter into place.

The filter should rest at the angle shown.

6. Slide the bottom of the grille into place. Push the top until it snaps into place. Replace the mounting screws.

Turn the power back on at the main power supply and set the clock.



To avoid personal injury or property damage. wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main power supply.


1. Unplug oven or turn off power at the main power supply.

2. Remove the vent cover mounting screws. (:2screws)

3. Tip the cover forward. then lift out to remove.

4. Push the hook.


5. Lift up the bulb holder.

3. Push the right side lower part of the charcoal filter.

+ o oo

4. Remove old filter.

2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.

3. Replace bulb(:s)with 30 or 40 watt appliance bulb(:s).

4. Replace bulb cover. and mounting screws.

5. Turn the power back on at the main power supply.

6. Replace bulb with a 30 or 40 watt appliance bulb.

7. Replace the bulb holder.

8. Slide the bottom of the vent cover

Cooking Utensils



OVENPROOF GLASS (treated for high intensity hea0: Utility dishes. loaf dishes. pie plates. cake plates. liquid measuring cups. casseroles and bowls without metallic trim.

CHINA: Bowls. cups. serving plates and platters without metallic trim.


Plastic wrap (as a cover] -- lay the plastic wrap loosely over the dish and press it to the sides.

Vent plastic wrap by turning back one edge slightly to allow excess steam to escape. The dish should be deep enough so that the plastic wrap will not touch the food.

As the food heats it may melt the plastic wrap wherever the wrap touches the food.

Use plastic dishes. cups. semirigid freezer containers and plastic bags only for short cooking times.

Use these with care because the plastic may soften from the heat of the food.

PAPER: Paper towels. waxed paper. paper napkins. and paper plates with no metallic trim or design. Look for the manufacturer's label for use in the microwave oven.

M ETAL UTENSI LS: Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces uneven cooking. Also avoid metal skewers. thermometers or foil trays. Metal utensils carl cause arcing. which can damage your microwave oven.

METAL DECORATION: Metal-trimmed or metal-banded dinnerware. casserole dishes. etc. The metal trim interferes with normal cooking and may damage the oven.

ALUMINUM FOIL: Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry legs and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at least ] inch from the side walls and door of the oven.


Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack when you use them in the microwave oven. Baskets react in the same way.


Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered utensils.

Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items before cooking.

Tightly closed pouches could explode.

BROWN PAPER: Avoid using brown paper bags.

They absorb too much heat and could burn.

FLAWED OR CHIPPED UTENSILS: Any utensil that is cracked. flawed. or chipped may break in the oven.


Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags.

They become hot and could cause a fire.



Check the following list to be sure a service call is necessary. Reviewing additional information on items to check may prevent an unneeded service call.


If nothing on the oven operates

• check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker.

• check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit in house.

• check that controls are set properly.

If the oven interior light does not work

• the light bulb is loose or defective.

If oven will not cook

• check that control panel was programmed correctly.

• check that door is firmly closed.

• check that Enter/Start pad was touched.

• check that timer wasn't started instead of a cook function.

If oven takes longer than normal to

• be sure the Power Level is programmed properly. cook or cooks too rapidly

If the time of day clock does not

• check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle. always keep correct time

• be sure the oven is the only appliance on the electrical circuit.

If food cooks unevenly

• be sure food is evenly shaped.

• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.

• check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent overcooking.

If food is undercooked

• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount. time. and power levels) were correctly followed.

• be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit.

• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.

If food is overcooked

• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount. power level. time. size of dish) were followed.

If arcing (sparks) occur

• be sure microwavable dishes were used.

• be sure wire twist ties were not used.

• be sure oven was not operated when empty.

• make sure metal rack Of used) is properly installed on 4 supports.

If the display shows a time counting

• check that door is firmly closed. down but the oven is not cooking

• check that timer was not started instead of a cooking function.

Vent fan starts automatically

• if the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven. the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the HIGH setting to cool the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven.



To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death. do not remove outer case at any time. only an authorized servicer should remove outer case.



Can I use a rack in my microwave oven Only use the rack that is supplied with your microwave oven. so that I may reheat or cook in two Use of any other rack can result in poor cooking performance and/or arcing rack positions at a time? and may damage your oven.

Can I use either metal or aluminum Usable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding (use small. flat pieces:). pans in my microwave oven?

Never allow metal to touch walls or door.

Sometimes tile door of my microwave This appearance is normal and does not affect tile operation of your oven. oven appears wavy.

Is this normal?

What are the humming noises I hear This is tile sound of tile transformerwhen tile magnetron tube cycles on and off. when my microwave oven is operating?

Why does the dish become hot when I As the food becomes [lot it will conduct the heat to the dish. microwave food in it?

Use [lot pads to remove food after cooking.

Dish may not be microwave safe.

What does standing time mean?

Standing time means that food should be taken out of the oven and covered for additional time after cooking. This process allows the cooking to finish. saves energy. and frees the oven for other purposes.

Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?

How do I get the best results?

Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent?

Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacturer's guidelines or use the preprogrammed Popcorn pad.

Do not use regular paper bags. Use the listening test by stopping the oven as soon as the popping slows to a pop every one or two seconds. Do not try to repop unpopped kernels. You can also use special microwave poppers. When using a popper. be sure to follow manufacturer's directions. Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils.

Steam is normally produced during cooking.

The microwave oven has been designed to vent this steam out the vent.


Full One Year

Maytag will repair or replace. including related labor. any part which proves defective as to workmanship or materials.

Limited Warranty After one year from the date of original retail purchase. Maytag will provide a free part. as listed below. to replace any part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. The owner will be responsible for paying all other costs including mileage. transportation. trip and diagnostic charges. if required.

Second through Fifth Year Maytag will provide replacement magnetron. touch pad and microprocessor. part and labor. which proves defective as to workmanship or materials.

Limited Parts Warranty Outside the United States and Canada

For one (1]year from the date of original retail purchase. any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself. with the owner paying all other costs. including labor. mileage. transportation. trip and diagnostic charges. if required.

Canadian Residents This warranty covers only those appliances installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association unless the appliances are brought into Canada due to transfer or residence from the United States to Canada.

What is not covered by these warranties

• Replacement of household fuses. resetting of circuit breakers. or correction to household wiring or plumbing.

• Normal product maintenance and cleaning. including light bulbs.

• Products with original serial numbers removed. altered. or not readily determined.

• Products purchased for commercial. industrial. rental. or leased use.

• Products located outside of the United States or Canada.

• Premium service charges. if the servicer is requested to perform service in addition to normal service or outside normal service hours or area.

• Adjustments after the first year.

• Repairs resulting from the following:

Improper installation. exhaust system. or maintenance.

Any modification. alteration. or adjustment not authorized by the manufacturer.

Accident. misuse. abuse. fire. flood. or acts of nature.

Connections to improper electrical current. voltage supply. or gas supply.

Use of improper pans. containers. or accessories that cause damage to the product.

• Travel.

If you need service

II Call the dealer from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag ServicessM. aytag Customer Assistance at


USA and 1-800-688-2002.

Canada to locate an authorized servicer.

II Be sure to retain proof of purchase to verify warranty status. Refer to WARRANTY for further information on owner's responsibilities for warranty service.

II If the dealer or service company cannot resolve the problem. write to Maytag ServicessM. ttn: CAIR" Center.

P.O.Box 2370. Cleveland. TN 37320-2370. or call

1-800-688-9900 USA and 1-800-688-2002 Canada.

U.S.customers using TTY for deaf. hearing impaired or speech impaired. call 1-800-688-2080.

NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem. please include the following information:

II User's guides. service manuals and parts information are available from Maytag ServicessM. aytag Customer Assistance.


This warranty gives you specific legal rights. and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example. some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. so this exclusion may not apply to you.

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