Danby DMW06A1WDM Countertop Microwave Oven User Manual


Danby DMW06A1WDM Countertop Microwave Oven User Manual



  1. Read and follow the specific “Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy” on page
  2.  Connect only to a properly grounded outlet. See “Grounding Instructions” section on page 5.
  3. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged power cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
  4. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
  5. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance.
  6. This microwave oven is specifically designed to heat, dry or cook food, and is not intended for laboratory or industrial use.
  7.  Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers – for example, closed glass jars- may explode and should not be heated in this oven.
  8.  Do not store this appliance outdoors.
  9.  Do not use this product near water-for example, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or near a sink.
  10.  Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.


Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.

  • Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
  • Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennae).
  • Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold-rimmed dishes, in the microwave.
  • Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used in the microwave.


  • Only cook popcorn in your microwave oven using a special microwave popcorn accessory dish, unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.
  •  Some products- such as whole eggs (with shell), sealed containers, and closed jars – will explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. Heating these products in the microwave oven could result in injury.
  • Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up inside egg yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting in injury.

Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is suitable for microwaving. 

  •  If you use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
  •  Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled paper towels, napkins, and waxed paper can contain metal flecks which may cause arcing or ignite.
  •  Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave ovens. Check the package for proper use.

Operating Instructions

Features of Your Microwave


  1. Door Safety Lock System.
  2. Oven Window: Screen allows cooking to be viewed while keeping microwave energy confined in the oven.
  3.  Turntable Shaft.
  4.  Roller Ring.
  5.  Removable Glass Turntable: Turntable and support must be in place when using the oven. The turntable may be removed for cleaning.
  6.  Control Panel: (see page 11)
  7.  Electronic Display



  1. Menu Cooking : Potato, Beverage, Soup, Popcorn, Dinner Plate, Pizza, Fresh Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables. (See “Menu Cooking” on pgs 17 to 19)
  2.  POWER : Used to set the power level.
  3.  DEFROST (by Weight or Time) : Touch to defrost food by weight or by time. The oven automatically sets the defrosting time (in By Weight setting) and power level.
  4.  MEMORY : Set pre-programmed cooking times and power levels.
  7.  Number Pad : Set times and weights.
  8. Clock : Sets/Displays the current time.
  9. STOP/Clear: Clears/stops previous program If more cooking time is needed, even while the oven is cooking,
    touching the “START/+30 Sec” pad adds 30 more seconds of cooking time each time the pad is pressed.
  10. START/+30 Sec. : Starts, and resumes the program.


The MEMORY program is useful for saving and storing the cooking requirements of your favorite meals that are not already programmed into the microwave, so you can recall them at the push of a button. You can save up to two programs by pressing “MEMORY” To activate a selected MEMORY program, touch “START/+30 Sec.”

Saving a one or two-stage cooking program:

  1. ( press “MEMORY” again (three total) and  Touch “MEMORY”. “1” appears on the display 2” appears on the display).
  2. Touch “POWER” and reduce the Power Level (if required) to the desired strength, or simply continue to step 3 to use the default (100%) power setting.
  3. Enter the cooking time length using the number pad.
  4. If a second cooking stage is required, repeat steps 2 to 3 and then continue to step 5; if only one stage is required continue to step 5.
  5. Touch “MEMORY” to save the program.

Saving a one or two-stage program including defrosting :

  1. Touch “MEMORY”. “1” appears on the display “2” appears on the display).
  2.  Touch “DEFROST” once for Defrost by Weight or twice for Defrost by Time (dEF1 and dEF2, respectively).
  3.  If you’ve chosen Defrost by Weight (dEF1), enter the weight (in ounces) using the number pad; if you’ve chosen Defrost by Time (dEF2), enter the time using the number pad. If nothing more is required, move on to step 6; however, if another stage is required continue to step 4.
  4.  Touch “POWER” and reduce the Power Level (if required) to the desired strength, or simply continue to step 5 to use the default (100%) power setting.
  5. Enter the cooking time length using the number pad.
  6. Touch “MEMORY” to save the program.

Other Features


  1.  Touch “0 /CLOCK” once to set the 12 hour clock.
  2.  Enter time of day using the number pad. For example, 9:12 is “0”, “9”, “1” and “2” in turn.
  3.  Touch “START/+30 Sec.” to confirm.


  1.  Touch “9 /KITCHEN TIMER”.
  2.  Enter countdown time on the number pad.
  3.  Touch “START/+30 Sec.”

How to Change the Power Level
The power level is lowered from the default 100% (PL10) by touching “POWER”. Variable power levels add
microwave flexibility to microwave cooking. The power level on the microwave oven can be compared to the surface units on a range. The power level of PL10 is 100% (or full) power, and this is the fastest way to cook. Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain percent of the time . PL7 (power level 7) is microwave energy 70% of the time.

One and Two Stage Cooking
This method is ideal for recipes that require a reduced cooking power level, or meals with special cooking times (i.e., not in intervals of 30 seconds as in “Quick Cooking”.).

  1. Touch the “POWER” pad. PL10 appears on the display.
  2. Each additional touch of the “POWER” pad will reduce the power by 10%. For more information on power levels, see section ‘Power Levels’. To use default power simply move on to step 3.
  3. Enter the cooking time by touching the corresponding numbers on the number pad.
  4.  For Two-Stage Cooking, repeat steps 1 to 3 and then continue to step 5.
  5. Touch the “START/+30 Sec.” pad. Cooking time will begin to countdown until it reaches zero (“:00” on the display). The oven will then resume showing the time (if set) and sound five beeps.

DEFROST (By Weight)

  1.  Touch the “DEFROST” pad. “dEF1” appears on the display.
  2.  Enter weight in ounces using the number pad.
  3. Press “START/+30 Sec.”

NOTE: The defrost by weight (dEF1) program uses ounces only, and has a range of 4 up to 100 ounces (113 to 2,835


  1. Touch “DEFROST” pad twice. “dEF2” appears on the display.
  2.  Enter defrosting time using the Number pad.
  3. Touch “START/+30 Sec.”.

NOTE: During DEFROST BY TIME (dEF2) and DEFROST BY WEIGHT (dEF1) a dull thumping noise may be heard during defrosting. This sound is normal when the oven is not operating at High power.

The “POPCORN”control automatically sets the correct COOK time for a 31/2 oz.bag of microwave popcorn. YOU CAN CHANGE THE POPCORN SETTING TO “REMEMBER”A DIFFERENT COOK TIME. You may wish to do this if your favorite size of popcorn is something other than 3 1/2 oz. Sizes from the individual 2 oz. size up to the larger “family size” packages are now available. If you do change the popcorn setting, however, the oven will continue to select the new setting each time you touch the POPCORN pad until you reset it again

  1. Touch POPCORN Pad, COOK appears on the display, along with time setting of 2:40 (2 min.40 sec.). This pre-set cook time has been coordinated with the oven’s wattage for best results of a regular-size 3 1/2 oz.bag of popcorn.
  2.  Touch START pad. Word prompt COOK flashes while the timer counts down during cooking operation. Interior light goes on and fan sound is heard. Turntable rotates.

This setting lets you reheat a dinner plateful of chilled leftovers with good results. Its auto- matic program has been designed to tolerate a large variety of food combinations when arranged together. Remember some of the following tips when preparing foods to reheat on the REHEAT setting. How you arrange foods on the plate affects how evenly they cook. Consider the amount and density of each food. DENSE FOODS SUCH AS MEATS (large or bulky pieces or thick slices of precooked meats).

Care and Cleaning

How to clean the inside:

Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and Plastic Parts on the Door. Some spatters can be removed with a paper towel,
others may require a damp cloth. Remove greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or sharp utensils on oven walls. Never use a commercial over cleaner on any part of your
microwave. Turntable Support To prevent breakage, do not place the turntable into water just after cooking. Wash it
carefully in warm, sudsy water or in the dishwasher. The turntable and support can be broken if dropped. Remember, do not operate the oven without the turntable and support in place .

How to Clean the outside:

Outer Case

Clean the outside of the microwave with a sudsy cloth. Rinse and then dry. Wipe the window clean with a damp

Control Panel and Door

Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap and water, abrasive or
sharp objects on the panel they can damage it. Some paper towels can also scratch the control panel.

Door surface

It’s important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave. Use only mild, non-abrasive detergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth. Rinse well.

FCC Statement

  1.  This device may not cause harmful interference,
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful 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.


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