Cooking Tips Short Cuts Smart Buttons

Cooking Tips

  • Choose cooking dishes that are shallow and, preferably, have straight sides. Shallow dishes enable the food to cook faster and straight edges prevent the edges from being overcooked.
  • Use round shaped microwave dishes. Round shapes cook more evenly than square or rectangle dishes which absorb most of the energy into the corners causing food to overcook and toughen.
  • Cover dished during cooking to hold in the head and steam to speed up cooking time. Use a microwave safe lid or plastic wrap that has been vented by turning back one edge at the side of the dish to release excess.
  • Arrange foods with varying size ends, such as chicken drumsticks and broccoli, with the thicker or tougher part positioned to the outside of the dish. This ensures the parts that require more cooking will receive more energy so the food will cook more evenly.
  • Stir foods from the outside to the center of the dish once or twice during cooking to equalize heat and speed cooking.
  • The internal temperature of food will continue to rise and food will keep cooking even after it has been removed from the microwave.
  • Metal containers and utensils should not be used in the microwave oven unless provided with the BMO700BSS Quick Touch™ Crisp microwave.

  • Turn medium to large food items over twice during microwaving. This enables even exposure to the microwaves.
  • Containers, plates, dishes, etc. used in the microwave oven should always be microwave-safe. Check product packaging or contact the container manufacturer to ensure this.

Short Cuts

Beverage

The beverage short cut is suitable for reheating hot drinks such as coffee and tea. This setting will warm a room temperature drink to approximately 140 to 150° F.

Tips for the beverage short cut.

  • Place the cup or cups towards the outside of the turn table as that will get the most of the energy the microwave will put out.
  • At the end of the cycle, stir the drinks and allow them to stand for 1-2 minutes before consuming to avoid possible scalding from the heat.
  • Please note that when you select the beverage short cut, you will need to select the number of cups you are reheating, not the amount of fluid.

Melt Chocolate

The Melt Chocolate shortcut is designed to melt chocolate without overheating or seizing of the chocolate. This setting was designed for melting dark chocolate; if using other types of chocolate, check at short intervals to prevent possible seizing.

Tips for using the Melt Chocolate short cut.

  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces if necessary.
  • Ensure the chocolate is in a microwave safe bowl and do not cover while heating.
  • Halfway through the program, the microwave will beep and flash ‘Stir/Turn food’. Stir the chocolate then press START to continue melting for the remainder of the program.
  • Please note that at the end of the cycle, some of the chocolate may still hold its shape. Stir until completely melted and smooth.

Soften Butter

The Soften Butter short cut is designed to soften butter taken direction from the refrigerator (approximately 40° F/5°C).

Tips for using the Soften Butter short cut.

  • Place the butter on a microwave safe plate or bowl. For best results, the butter should be cut into smaller pieces.
  • Press SOFTEN BUTTER and turn the amount dial to select the weight of the butter being melted.
  • Press START to begin the softening program.

Smart Buttons

Smart Cook/Grill

The Smart Cook/Grill setting uses predetermined microwave and grill times to take the guesswork out of cooking your favorite foods. This selection is designed to work in conjunction with the crisper pan.

  • Press the SMART COOK/GRILL Button.
  • Turning the TIME/FOOD dial will scroll through the available food types. The arrow to the right hand side of the list indicates the currently selected food.
  • If the food type selected is only available for cooking, the word COOK will appear to the left of it. If, however, grilling is also available, the words COOK & GRILL will appear instead.
  • If the food type is correct, turning the amount dial will adjust the quantity or weight to the appropriate amount for the food being cooked.
  • Once START is pressed, the “Preheat Pan” message will appear on the screen. Turn the TIME/FOOD TYPE dial to toggle between Yes or No.
  • Press START again to confirm the selection.
  • If ‘Yes’ is selected, a prompt will appear to insert the empty pan into the microwave.
  • Press START to begin the 3 minute preheat count down. This time can be adjusted by turning the TIME dial. However, it is recommended that the full 3 minute preheat is used.
  • After the preheat time has expired, the microwave will prompt that the food be placed on the pan. If using the pan was not chosen, the preheat steps will not appear. However, the prompt for placing the food in the pan will show immediately.
  • Adjust the AMOUNT dial to change the quantity or weight of the food being prepared.
  • Press the START button to begin the cooking time.

    Oatmeal

    • The SMART COOK – OATMEAL setting uses 2 power levels for cooking oatmeal. One is a 100% cooking power option and the other is a 50% cooking power option. The 50% optimal for rolled oats.
    • It is recommended that 1 cup of water be used for every 1/2 cup of oats.
    • Halfway through the program, the oven will beep and flash “Stir/Turn Food”. Pause and stir the oats and press START to continue.

    Popcorn

    • The SMART COOK – POPCORN setting is designed with preset weights based on common bag sizes. If the bag being cooked is between the preset sizes, use the higher setting but monitor the popping carefully.
    • Do not leave the microwave unattended and once there are 2 to 3 seconds between pops, stop the microwave.

    Rice

    The SMART COOK – RICE setting uses two power levels for cooking rice. The first is 100% cooking power and the second is 50% cooking power.
  • The rise setting is suitable for white rice such as long grain, jasmine and basmati.
  • Rinse the rice with cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Add the corresponding water amount. It’s recommended to use 1 & 1/2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice.
  • Cover the water and rice bowl with a microwave safe li or a vented microwave safe plastic wrap but do not seal.
  • Press the START button with the desired amount of rice.

Frozen Meals

  • The SMART COOK – FROZEN MEALS setting is suitable for heating store bought and homemade frozen dinners to serving temperatures.
  • Cooking times are based cooking frozen meals directly from the freezer (approximately 0°F/-18°C).
  • Remove the meal from the packaging and if necessary transfer it to a microwave safe container or plate.
  • Cover the container with a vented microwave safe lid or vented microwave safe plastic wrap but do not seal.
  • Halfway through the heating program, the oven will beep and flash ‘Stir/Turn Food’. Pause and stir the food from the outside to the center.
  • Recover the food an press START to complete the cooking cycle.

Potato – Whole

  • The SMART COOK – WHOLE POTATO setting is suitable for cooking large, whole baking potatoes. The cook times are based on room temperature potatoes about 10 – 11oz in weight.
  • Wash potatoes to remove any dirt and dry well. Poke each potato 4 to 5 times with a fork.
  • if more than one potato is being cooked, arrange them around the outer edge of the crisper pan or a microwave safe plate.
  • Halfway through the cook program, the oven will beep and flash ‘Stir/Turn food’. Pause the turn the potatoes and press START to continue.

Potato – Cut

  • The SMART COOK – CUT POTATO setting is suitable for all types of potatoes cut into 1 & 1/2 to 2 inch pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to the cooking bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a vented microwave safe lid or vented microwave safe plastic wrap but do not seal.
  • Halfway through the cook program, the oven will beep and flash ‘Stir/Turn food’. Pause, stir the potatoes, recover and press START to continue.

Veg – Fresh

  • The SMART COOK – FRESH VEG setting is suitable for all types of vegetables such as carrots, beans, broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Cook times are based on vegetables directly from the refrigerator (approximately 40°F/5°C).
  • Cut vegetables into even sized pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Cover the bowl with a vented microwave safe lid or vented microwave safe plastic wrap but do not seal.
  • Halfway through the cook program the oven will beep and flash ‘Stir/Turn food’. Pause, stir vegetables, recover and press START to continue.

Veg – Frozen

  • The SMART COOK – FROZEN VEG setting is suitable for all types of frozen vegetables including packaged vegetable medleys. Cook times are based on vegetables directly from the freezer (approximately 0°F/-18°C).
  • Place Vegetables in a microwave safe bowl and cover with a vented microwave safe lid or vented microwave safe plastic wrap but do not seal.
  • Halfway through the cook program, the oven will beep and flash ‘Stir/Turn food’. Pause, stir vegetables, recover and press START to continue.

Bacon

  • the SMART COOK – BACON setting is designed to cook bacon slices until crisp.
  • Line the crisper pan or other microwave safe plate with 2 layers of paper towels.
  • Arrange the baxon slices in a single layer on the paper towels and cover with 2 more layers of paper towels.
  • Up to 8 slices of bacon places in 2 layers can be cooked at one time.
  • Halfway through the cooking program, the oven will beep and flash ‘Stir/turn food’. Uncover the bacon, turn all slices over, recover with paper towels and press START to continue.