Danby DMW1009BL Microwave Cooking Oven Control User Guide


Danby DMW1009BL Microwave Cooking Oven Control User Guide



  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.




  1. Door Opening Push Button
  2. Oven Window: Screen allows cooking to be viewed while keeping microwave energy confined in 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
  7. Electronic Display


  • Menu Cooking: Baked Potato, Popcorn, Pizza, Beverage, Frozen Dinner, Reheat.
  • POWER: Oven automatically cooks at high power. For a lower power level, set cook time, touch POWER and enter number (1-9) for desired power level.
  • DEFROST BY WEIGHT: Automatic defrosting for large meats. Controls power level to thaw without excessive outside warming.
  • SPEED DEFROST: Automatically programs lower power levels for even defrosting. Touch SPEED DEFROST, set time and START.
  • TIMER: Independent kitchen timer. Set any time, even while oven is operating. Touch TIMER pad, set time then START. Touch RESET to cancel.
  • Number Pad: Set times and weights.
  • CLOCK: Touch pad once, touch number pads and then CLOCK to set.
  • COOK: Cook at one power level for a period of time, then automatically switch to another power level for the remaining cook time.
  •  COOK BY WEIGHT: Touch COOK BY WEIGHT pad, enter weight of meat accurately, then START. After partial cooking, oven stops, leaving time on display. Turn over meat when oven stops after partial cooking. Re-touch START to finish.
  • RESET: Touch to clear display of unused time after cooking, also cancels the timer.
  •  START/STOP: Touch as final step in setting oven. Touch to stop microwaving while oven is in operation (re-touch to continue timing shown on display). Will not stop timer.


A) Timer works independent from cooking and can be set anytime for various kitchen tasks. Use oven timer though oven is also timing a microwave cooking function.

  • Touch the TIMER pad. Word prompts ENTER TIMER TIME show on the display. If you are using the TIMER while cooking, Cooking time countdown will be temporarily replaced on the display while timer is
    being set.
  • Enter the amount of time you wish to set by touching the correct number pad from one digit (ex. 5 for 5 second) to four digits (2400 for 24 minutes). ENTER TIMER remains on the display.
  • Touch START/STOP pad. Word prompt TIMER starts flashing and timer countdown can be seen on display for 3 seconds before cooking timE is returned to display. Word prompt TIMER is displayed alone with additional word prompt indicating current cooking mode.
B) Notes on Setting the Oven Timer.

To STOP or RESET TIMER when microwave is not cooking, touch RESET pad.

  •  When setting timer DURING a cooking operation, take care to set timer correctly. Once the timer is set during cooking, setting cannot be changed without resetting the cooking function at the same time. Touching RESET will not allow you to change timer setting while cooking.
  •  When end of time is reached, one long been can be heard and timer will leave the display. If oven is not cooking, CLOCK and time of day (if set) will return to the display. If oven is in cooking operation, one long beep can be heard and TIMER will leave display while oven continues cooking time countdown.


  •  Quick & Easy: When cooking at 100% power, simply set cooking time by touching number pads (ex. 3 minutes, touch 3-0-0) and START. 100% power is automatically set. For 1-step cooking, you do not have to touch COOK pad before setting time.
  • TO COOK AT LOWER POWER LEVELS: After setting cook time, touch POWER pad then single digit representing the power level desired. Touch START pad. Since oven automatically assumes 100% power, you must switch power level (when desired) after setting cook time.
  •  TWO-STAGE COOKING: Two-stage cooking function lets you cook food at two different power
    levels with one time setting. For example, rice should be cooked in two stages: Stage 1 starts rice at 100% power for 5 minutes, Stage 2 completes cooking 10-12 minutes at 50% power level.

This feature is for roasting meats in the microwave. Its pre-set times and power levels give better results than
microwaving at one power only, and it is easier to microwave meat with this setting than with cookbook instructions because you do not have to calculate “minutes per pound” cooking times. As soon as you enter the code (which tells the oven the type of meat) and the weight, the oven calculates cooking time. Meat must be defrosted and at refrigerated temperature to correspond with the pre-set times in this code. Meat-roast weights in about the 3 to 5 pound range microwave best. COOK BY WEIGHT code allows a setting lower than 3lbs. but no higher than 5lbs. Depending on the code, two beeps signal an error in setting a too-high weight. “Cook by Weight” programs the oven to stop after partial cooking, so meat won’t overcook on one side. Turn meat over, then touch START pad to continue cooking.

Set DEFROST BY WEIGHT for any weight up to 6 pounds. Because it is a more gentle defrost setting than“Speed Defrost”, it is especially good for meats which are dense in the center but vulnerable to overcooking on the edges. For meats as small as a pound of hamburger or delicate shrimp, choosing DEFROST BY WEIGHT will give more even thawed results than SPEED DEFROST setting. Choose DEFROST BY WEIGHT for large roasts. Check weight of meat. It must be in pounds and ounces. If label gives weight in pounds only, you can change the fraction of a pound to ounces using chart on page 10. Unwrap meat before defrosting. Touch DEFROST BY WEIGHT pad. Word prompt ENTER shows in display and 0’s show where LB and OZ should be entered. LB flashes until you enter pound(s) by touching correct number pad.When pound(s) has been entered, LB will stop flashing and OZ will flash. As soon as all these digits have been set, display will immediately show cook time. Ounce weights less than 10 must be preceded by a 0. As soon as three digits are set, display immediately shows cook time.


Your oven has 6 “ONE TOUCH”cooking programs for microwaving popular foods.When selecting a “ONE TOUCH”setting, check visual guide on pad for correct setting. Where dots (.) (..) are shown on a “ONE TOUCH”pad, more than one size of food can be cooked. Three “ONE TOUCH”settings allow you to cook several amounts (one or more items) of the same food. These include the “FROZEN DINNER”, “BAKED POTATO” and “BEVERAGE”. After you touch these pads, AMT (amount) appears on the display as a reminder to program the number of items you are microwaving into the oven’s control. The categories which have dots corresponding to two sizes of foods include: “FROZEN DINNER”, “BAKED POTATO”, ”PIZZA”AND “BEVERAGE”.

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).


  1. Turn off the oven and remove the power plug from the wall socket before cleaning.
  2. Keep the inside of the oven clean.When food splatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent may be used if the oven gets very dirty. Avoid the use of spray and other harsh cleaners as they may stain, streak or dull the door surface.
  3. The outside surfaces should be cleaned with a damp cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven, water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings.
  4.  Wipe the window on both sides with a damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters.
  5.  Do not allow the control panel to become wet. Clean with a soft, damp cloth.When cleaning the control panel, leave oven door open to prevent oven from accidentally turning on.
  6.  If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high humidity conditions, this is normal.
  7. It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher.
  8.  The roller ring and oven floor should be cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise. Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with mild detergent. The roller ring may be washed in mild sudsy water or dishwasher. When removing the roller ring from cavity floor for cleaning, be sure to replace in the proper position.
  9. Remove odors from your oven by combining a cup of water with the juice and skin of one lemon in a deep bowl, microwave for 5 minutes. Wipe thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
  10.  When it becomes necessary to replace the oven light, please consult a dealer to have it replaced.
  11.  When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that comes together on closing the door, use only mild,nonabrasive soaps, or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.


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