Microwave Sensor Cooking Definitions

If a microwave has sensor controls, it is not necessary to touch "Start" after depressing the pad. The sensor detects the steam emitted by the cooking food and automatically adjusts the cooking time.

Below are the most common Sensor options:

Canned Vegetable Pad
This feature allows the cooking of any type of canned vegetable from a four ounces serving to a full sixteen ounces can. Cover the dish with a lid or wrap, and touch the CANNED VEGETABLE pad.

Fresh Vegetable Pad
This feature allows the cooking of four to sixteen oz. of fresh vegetables. Add two tablespoons of water per serving before cooking (1 serving = 4 oz.), and press the FRESH VEGETABLE pad.

Frozen Vegetable Pad
This feature allows the cooking of four to sixteen ounces of frozen vegetables. Follow the directions on the package for addition of water, and touch the FROZEN VEGETABLE pad.

Chicken Pieces
This feature is designed the allow the cooking of two to eight pieces of thawed, fresh chicken. Cover the chicken with wax paper before cooking, and touch the CHICKEN PIECES pad.

Sensor Combination Chicken (JVM1190 model)
It combines microwave cooking with convection cooking. It allows you to cook one to eight pieces of chicken. Press the SENSOR COMBINATION CHICKEN pad and touch START.

Fish Fillets Pad
It allows you to cook from four to sixteen ounces. of fresh fish fillets. Cover the fish with a microwave safe wrap, and touch the FISH FILLETS pad.

Sensor Combination Fish (JVM1190 model)
It combines microwave cooking with convection cooking. It allows you to cook from four to sixteen ounces of fish. Press the SENSOR COMBINATION FISH pad, and touch START.

Ground Meats Pad
It is designed to cook from half a pound and up to three pounds of ground meat, including beef, pork or turkey. Touch the MEATS pad.

Potatoes Pad
It the cooking of one to four potatoes of approximately 8 ounces each. Pierce the potato or potatoes with a fork. If you are cooking more than one, cluster the potatoes in the center of the microwave oven floor, and touch the POTATOES pad.

Baked Potatoes Pad
It allows you to cook up to three 3 potatoes of eight to 9 ounces each. Press the BAKE POTATOES pad. It is automatically set to one potato but can be changed by pressing the pad a second time for two potatoes, etc…

Sensor Combination Potato (JVM1190 model)
It combines the microwave cooking with convection cooking and allows you to cook one and half to two pounds of potatoes. Press the SENSOR COMBINATION BAKED POTATO pad, and touch START.

Soup Pad
It heats up to twelve ounces of soup. Press SOUP once to reheat eight ounces of soup or twice to reheat twelve ounces of soup. To add time: press + for an extra 10-20 seconds of time before pressing SOUP. To subtract time: press - for 10-20 seconds less of time before pressing SOUP.

Dinner Plate Pad
It heats a plate of previously cooked food. Press DINNER PLATE.
To add time, press + for an extra 10-20 seconds of time before pressing the DINNER PLATE pad. To subtract time, press - for 10-20 seconds less of time before pressing the DINNER PLATE pad.

Frozen Pizza Pad
Use it only with frozen pizzas made for microwave ovens. Press pizza pad once, for a seven ounces pizza, or twice for a ten ounces one. To add time, press + for an extra ten to twenty seconds of time before pressing the frozen pizza pad. To subtract time, press - for 10-20 seconds less of time before pressing the FROZEN PIZZA pad.

Baked Good Pad
It heats up to four, two ounces servings of baked goods. Press baked goods once for one serving, press the pad another time for two potatoes, etc… To add time, press MORE TIME. This will add 10 seconds each time it is pressed. Press LESS TIME will subtract 10 seconds each time it is pressed.


Preference Control: The cooking times for some sensor pads can be adjusted. The Reheat, Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, Meat, Fish Filet, and Chicken Pieces sensor features may be adjusted to personal taste. Canned and Frozen Vegetables may not be adjusted.

By touching ONE, after touching any of the adjustable sensor pads, the oven can be set to cook for 10% less time than that sensor feature would regularly provide. For example: If the fresh vegetables were not crisp enough, touch the sensor Fresh Vegetable and One to reduce the cooking time by 10% the next time it is used. By touching Nine, after touching any of the adjustable sensor pads, the oven may be set to increase the cooking time by 10% more than that sensor feature would regularly provide.

For more specific information see the Owner's Manual. Download a copy of your Owner's Manual.