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Convection Microwave OvenUse and Care ManualModel DCM24For use with modelDCM24Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t sImportant Safety Instructions. 1-2Information You Need to Know. 3-7Parts of the Microwave. 8-9Before Operating.10To Set The Clock.10Stop/Clear.10Manual Operation.10Time Cooking.10To Set Power Level.10Microwave Features. 11-14Auto Defrost.11Manual Defrost.11Sensor Cooking.12Sensor Reheat / Popcorn.13Sensor Cook.14Convection Automatic Operation. 15-17Auto Broil.15Auto Roast.16Auto Bake.17Part No. 106442 Rev. C Manual Convection AndAutomatic Mix Cooking. 18-20Convection Cooking.18Automatic Mix Cooking.19Other Features. 21-22Help Guide.21Help.21Easy Minute.21More or Less Time Adjustment.22Multiple Sequence Cooking.22Kitchen Timer.22Demonstration Mode.22Instant On.22Cleaning and Care.23Service Call Check.24Specifications.25Product Warranty.26Warranty Card Back CoverTINSKB128MRR1

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSInstaller: Leave these instructions with the appliance.Customer: Please read and keep this use and caremanual for future reference. This guide provides properuse and maintenance information. Keep this guideand the sales receipt and/or cancelled check in asafe place for future reference. Proof of originalpurchase date is needed for warranty service.If you have any questions, call:Dacor Customer Service1-800-793-0093 (U.S.A. and Canada)Monday — Friday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific TimeWeb site: www.Dacor.comHave complete model and serial number identification ofyour appliance ready.The name plate includes the model and serial number. Openthe microwave door. The label is located on the bottom leftside of the door surface.Record these numbers below for easy access.WARNINGPRECAUTIONS TO AVOIDPOSSIBLE EXPOSURE TOEXCESSIVE MICROWAVEENERGY(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the dooropen since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is importantnot to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.(b) Do not place any object between the oven frontface and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue toaccumulate on sealing surfaces.Model Number(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It isparticularly important that the oven door closeproperly and that there is no damage to the:(1) door (bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken orloosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces.Serial NumberDate of PurchaseFor service and warranty information, see page 26.At Dacor, we continuously improve the quality and performance of all our products. We may need to make changesto this appliance without updating these instructions.(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired byanyone except properly qualified service personnel.Important Information About SafetyInstructionsWARNINGState of California Proposition 65 Warnings:The Important Safety Instructions and warnings in thismanual are not meant to cover all possible conditions andsituations that can occur. Use common sense and cautionwhen installing, maintaining or operating this or any otherappliance.Always contact the Dacor Customer Service Team aboutproblems or situations that you do not understand.WARNING: This product contains one or morechemicals known to the State of California to causecancer.WARNING: This product contains one or morechemicals known to the State of California to cause birthdefects or other reproductive harm.Safety Symbols and LabelsDANGERImmediate hazards that WILL result in severe personalinjury or death.WARNINGHazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in severepersonal injury or death.CAUTIONHazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in minorpersonal injury or property damage.E1

Important Safety InstructionsWarningWhen using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:WARNING To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessivemicrowave energy:1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.17. Do not mount over a sink.2. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TOAVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVEMICROWAVE ENERGY” on page 1.18. To reduce the risk of fire in the appliance cavity:a. Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic or other combustiblematerials are placed inside the microwave ovento facilitate cooking.3. This appliance must be properly grounded. Connectonly to properly grounded outlet. See “ELECTRICALGROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 3.b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plasticbags before placing bag in microwave oven.4. Install or locate this appliance only in accordancewith the provided installation instructions.c.5. Some products such as whole eggs and sealedcontainers - for example, closed glass jars—canexplode and should not be heated in the microwave oven.If materials inside the appliance ignite, keepmicrowave oven door closed, turn microwaveoff and shut off power at the fuse or circuitbreaker panel.d. Do not use the microwave oven for storagepurposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the microwave ovenwhen not in use.6. Use this appliance only for its intended use asdescribed in this manual. Do not use corrosivechemicals or vapors in this appliance. This microwave is specifically designed to heat and cook food.It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.19. Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able tobe overheated beyond the boiling point withoutappearing to be boiling due to surface tension ofthe liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when thecontainer is removed from the appliance is notalways present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERYHOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHENA SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTOTHE LIQUID.7. As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.8. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damagedcord or plug, if it is not working properly or if it hasbeen damaged or dropped.9. This appliance should be serviced only by qualifiedservice personnel. Contact nearest Dacor AuthorizedServicer for examination, repair or adjustment.To reduce the risk of injury to persons:a. Do not overheat the liquid.10. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.11. Do not store or use this appliance outdoors. Do notuse this product near water—for example, near akitchen sink, in a wet basement, near a swimmingpool or similar locations.b. Stir the liquid both before and halfway throughheating.12. Do not immerse the power cord or plug in water.d. After heating, allow the container to stand inthe microwave oven for at least 20 secondsbefore removing the container.c.13. Keep the power cord away from heated surfaces.14. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.Do not use straight-sided containers withnarrow necks. Use a wide-mouthed container.15. See door surface cleaning instructions on page 23.e. Use extreme care when inserting a spoon orother utensil into the container.16. Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance surface when the appliance is in operation.20. If the oven light fails, consult a DACOR AUTHORIZEDSERVICER.READ AND Save These InstructionsE2

Information You Need To KnowElectrical RequirementsUnpacking and Examining YourMicrowave OvenThe electrical requirements are a120 volt 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amp.or more protected electricalsupply. It is recommended that aseparate circuit serving only themicrowave oven be provided.1. Remove all packingmaterials from insidethe microwave ovencavity; however, DO NOTREMOVE THE WAVEGUIDE COVER, which islocated on the top cavitywall. Read all enclosuresand SAVE the use andcare manual.The oven is equipped with a3-prong grounding plug. It mustbe plugged into a wall receptaclethat is properly installed andgrounded. Should you only havea 2-prong outlet, have a qualifiedelectrician install a grounded wallreceptacle.2. Check the microwave oven for any damage, such asa misaligned or bent door, damaged door seals andsealing surfaces, broken or loose door hinges andlatches and dents inside the cavity or on the door. Ifthere is any damage, do not operate the microwaveoven and contact your dealer or DACOR AUTHORIZEDSERVICER.A 3-prong adapter may be purchased and used temporarily if local codes allow. Follow package directions.A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce risk ofbecoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.Extension CordChoosing a Location for YourMicrowave OvenPlan your microwave’s locationso that it is easy to get to anduse. It’s wise, if possible, tohave counter space on at leastone side of the microwaveoven. Allow at least 2 incheson the sides, top and at therear of the microwave oven forair circulation.If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a3-wire extension cord that has a 3-prong grounding plugand a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on themicrowave oven. The marked rating of the extension cordshould be AC 115-120 volt, 15 Amp. or more.Built-in Trim Kit FrameAssemblyBe careful not to drape the cord over the countertop ortable where it can be pulled on by children or tripped overaccidentally.Notes:1. If you have any questions about the grounding orelectrical instructions, consult a qualified electrician orservice person.Microwave ovenFrontYour oven can be built intoa cabinet or wall by itself orabove any DACOR electric wall oven or warming drawermodel except IOWO24 or OWD24.2. Neither Dacor nor the dealer can accept any liabilityfor damage to the microwave oven or personal injuryresulting from failure to observe the correct electricalconnection procedures.GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONSRadio or TV InterferenceShould there be any interference caused by themicrowave oven to your radio or TV, check that themicrowave oven is on a different electrical circuit, relocatethe radio or TV as far away from the microwave ovenas feasible or check the position and signal of receivingantenna.This appliance must be grounded. This oven is equippedwith a cord having a grounding wire with a groundingplug. It must be plugged into a wall receptacle that isproperly installed and grounded in accordance with theNational Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances.In the event of an electrical short circuit, groundingreduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escapewire for the electric current.WARNING- Improper use of the grounding plug canresult in a risk of electric shock.E3

Information You Need To KnowAbout Your Microwave OvenAbout Microwave CookingThis use and care manual is valuable: read it carefully andalways save it for reference. Arrange food carefully. Place thickest areas towardsoutside of dish.The Dacor Convection Microwave Cookbook is a valuableasset. Check it for microwave cooking principles,techniques, hints and recipes. Watch the cooking time. Cook for the shortest amountof time indicated and add more as needed. Food severely overcooked can smoke or ignite.NEVER use the microwave oven without the turntable andsupport nor turn the turntable over so that a large dishcould be placed in the microwave oven. The turntable willturn both clockwise and counterclockwise. Cover foods while cooking. Check a recipe or cookbook for suggestions like: paper towels, wax paper,microwave plastic wrap or a lid. Covers prevent spattering and help foods to cook evenly.ALWAYS have food in the microwave oven when it is onto absorb the microwave energy. When using the oven at power levels below 100%, youmay hear the magnetron cycling on and off. It is normalfor the exterior of the oven to be warm to the touch whencooking or reheating.Shield with small flat pieces of aluminum foil any thinareas of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking before dense, thick areas are cooked thoroughly. Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or twiceduring cooking, if possible. Turn foods over once during microwaving to speedcooking of such foods as chicken and hamburgers.Large items like roasts must be turned over at leastonce. Rearrange foods such as meatballs, halfway throughcooking both from top to bottom and from right toleft. Add standing time. Remove food from microwaveoven and stir, if possible. Cover during standingtime, allowing the food to finish cooking withoutovercooking. Check for doneness. Look for signs indicating thatcooking temperatures have been reached.Condensation is a normal part of microwave cooking.Room humidity and the moisture in food will influence theamount of moisture that condenses in the oven. Generally,covered foods will not cause as much condensation asuncovered ones. Vents on the oven back must not beblocked.After using convection, automatic mix or broil, you willhear the sound of the cooling fan. The fan may continueto operate as long as 5 minutes, depending on the oventemperature.Be aware that, unlike microwave-only ovens, convectionmicrowave ovens have a tendency to become hot duringconvection, automatic mix and broil cooking.The oven is for food preparation only. It should not beused to dry clothes or newspapers.Signs of doneness include:Your microwave output is rated 900 watts using the IECTest Procedure. In using recipes or package directions,check food at the minimum time and add time accordingly.-Food steams throughout, not just at edge.-Poultry thigh joints move easily.-Meat and poultry show no pinkness.-Fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.E4

InformationHeadingYou Need To KnowAbout Utensils And CoveringsIt is not necessary to buy all new cookware. Many pieces already in your kitchen can be used successfully in yournew convection microwave oven. The chart below will help you decide what utensils and coverings should be used ineach mode.Utensils andCoveringsConvection Broil,Slow CookMicrowave OnlyHigh Mix/ RoastLow Mix/BakeAluminum foilYES. Small flat pieces of aluminum foilplaced smoothly on food can be used toshield areas from cooking or defrostingtoo quickly. Keep foil at least 1 inch fromwalls of oven.YES. For shieldingYES. For shieldingAluminumcontainersYES. Can be used if 3/4 filled with food.Keep 1 inch away from walls and do notcover with foil.YES. Broil-No coverYES. Can be used if 3/4filled with food. Keep 1inch away from walls anddo not cover with foil.Browning dishYES. Do not exceed recommendedpreheating time. Follow manufacturer'sdirections.NONOGlass ceramic(Pyroceram )YES. ExcellentYES. ExcellentYES. ExcellentGlass,heat-resistantYES. Excellent.YES. ExcellentYES. ExcellentGlass, non-heatresistantNONONOLids, glassYESYES. Broil-No coverYESLids, metalNOYES. Broil-No coverNOMetal cookwareNOYESYES. Do not use metalcovering.Metal, misc: disheswith metallic trim,screws, bands,handles. Metal twisttiesNONONOOven cooking bagsYES. Good for large meats or foods thatneed tenderizing. DO NOT use metaltwist ties.YES. Broil-No coverYES. Do not use metaltwist ties.Paper platesYES. For reheating.NONOPaper towelsYES. To cover for reheating and cooking.Do not use recycled paper towels whichmay contain metal fillings.NONOPaper, ovenableYESYES. For temperaturesup to 400 F. Do notuse for broiling.YES. For temperaturesup to 400 F.Microwave-safeplastic containersYES. Use for reheating and defrosting.Some microwave-safe plastics are notsuitable for cooking foods with high fatand sugar content. Follow manufacturer'sdirections.NONOE5

InformationHeadingYou Need To KnowUtensils andCoveringsConvection Broil,Slow CookMicrowave OnlyHigh Mix/ RoastLow Mix/BakePlastic,Thermoset YESYES. Are heat resistantup to 425 F. Do notuse for broiling.YESPlastic wrapYES. Use brands specially marked formicrowave use. DO NOT allow plasticwrap to touch food. Vent so steam canescape.NONOPottery, porcelainstonewareYES. Check manufacturer'srecommendation for being microwavesafe.YESYES. Must be microwavesafe AND ovenable.StyrofoamYES. For reheating.NONOWax paperYES. Good covering for cooking and reheating.NONOWicker, wood, strawYES. May be used for short periods oftime. Do not use with high fat or highsugar content foods. Could char.NONODISH CHECK: If you wish to check if a dish is safe for microwaving, place the empty dish in the oven and microwave onHIGH for 30 seconds. If the dish becomes very hot, do NOT use it for microwaving.ACCESSORIES: There are many microwave accessories available for purchase. Evaluate carefully before you purchaseso that they meet your needs. A microwave-safe thermometer will assist you in determining correct doneness and assure you that foods have been cooked to safe temperatures when using microwave-only cooking. Dacor is not responsible for any damage to the oven when accessories are used.About SafetyCheck foods to see that they are cooked to the United States Department of Agriculture’s recommended temperatures.145 F - Fish160 F - Pork, ground beef/veal/lamb, egg dishes165 F - For leftover, ready-to-reheat refrigerated, and deli and carry-out “fresh” food. Whole, pieces and groundturkey/chicken/duck.To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in athick or dense area away from fat or bone. NEVER leavethe thermometer in the food during cooking, unless it isapproved for microwave use. ALWAYS use potholders to prevent burns whenhandling utensils that are in contact with hot food.Enough heat from the food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.Avoid steam burns by directing steam away fromthe face and hands. Slowly lift the farthest edge of adish’s covering and carefully open popcorn and microwave oven cooking bags away from the face.Stay near the microwave oven while it’s in use andcheck cooking progress frequently so that there is nochance of overcooking food.E6 NEVER use the cavity for storing cookbooks or otheritems. Select, store and handle food carefully to preserveits high quality and minimize the spread of foodbornebacteria. Keep waveguide cover clean. Food residue can causearcing and/or fires. Use care when removing items from the microwaveoven so that the utensil, your clothes or accessoriesdo not touch the safety door latches. Keep aluminum foil used for shielding at least 1 inchaway from walls, ceiling and door of microwave oven.

InformationHeadingYou Need To KnowAbout FoodsFOODDODON’TEggs, sausages,fruits & vegetables Puncture egg yolks before cooking to prevent“explosion”. Pierce skins of potatoes, apples, squash, hot dogsand sausages so that steam escapes. Cook eggs in shells. Reheat whole eggs. Dry nuts or seeds in shells.Popcorn Use specially bagged popcorn for the microwave. Listen while popping corn for the popping to slowto 1 or 2 seconds or use the special POPCORNpad. Pop popcorn in regular brown bags orglass bowls. Exceed maximum time on popcornpackage.Baby food Transfer baby food to small dish and heat carefully, Heat disposable bottles.stirring often. Check temperature before serving. Hea

about your Microwave oven This use and care manual is valuable: read it carefully and always save it for reference. The Dacor Convection Microwave Cookbook is a valuable asset. Check it for microwave cooking principles, techniques, hints and recipes. NEVER use the microwave oven without the turntable and

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