GE JVM3660CD About changing the, power level, Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips

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About changing the

About changing the

power level.


How to Change the

Power Level

The power level may be entered or changed immediately after entering the feature

time for TIME COOK,


The power level may also be changed during time countdown.

1 Press TIME COOK or select Time Defrost.

2 Enter cooking or defrosting time.


4 Select desired power level 1–10.

5 Press START.

Variable power levels add flexibility to microwave cooking. The power levels on the microwave oven can be compared to the surface units on a range. High (power level 10) or full power is the fastest way to cook and gives you 100% power. Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain percent of the time. Power level 7 is microwave energy 70% of the time. Power level 3 is energy 30% of the time.

A high setting (10) will cook faster but food may need more frequent stirring, rotating or turning over. Most cooking will be done on High (power level 10). A lower setting will cook more evenly and need less stirring or rotating of the food.

Some foods may have better flavor, texture or appearance if one of the lower settings is used. Use a lower power level when cooking foods that have a tendency to boil over, such as scalloped potatoes.

Rest periods (when the microwave energy cycles off) give time for the food to “equalize” or transfer heat to the inside of the food. An example of this is shown with power level 3—the defrost cycle. If microwave energy did not cycle off, the outside of the food would cook before the inside was defrosted.

Here are some examples of uses for various power levels:

Power Level
Best Uses
High 10

Fish, bacon, vegetables, boiling



Med-High 7

Gentle cooking of meat and poultry;


baking casseroles and reheating.

Medium 5

Slow cooking and tenderizing such


as stews and less tender cuts of meat.

Low 2 or 3

Defrosting without cooking;


simmering; delicate sauces.

Warm 1

Keeping food warm without


overcooking; softening butter.


Operating Instructions

Troubleshooting Tips

Consumer Support


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