Danby DMW110WBL Microwave User Manual


Danby DMW110WBL Microwave User Manual


  • a) DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
  • b) DO NOT place any object between the oven’s front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
  • c) DO NOT operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the:
    1. Door (bent)
    2. Hinges and latches (broken or loosened)
    3. Door seals and sealing surfaces
  • d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

  1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
  2. Read and follow the specific “precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy” above
  3. The oven must be placed on a countertop which is a minimum of 920mm (36 inches) from the floor. For correct operation, the oven must have sufficient airflow. Allow 7.8” of space above the oven, 4” at the back, and 2” at both sides. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance. Do not remove feet.
  4. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly grounded outlet. See “grounding instructions” on page 3.
  5. Some products such as whole eggs, sealed containers, and closed jars, for example, may explode and should not be heated in this oven.
  6. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
  7. As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children. When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
  8. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
    • a) Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliances if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
    • b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bags in the oven.
    • c) If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off, and disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
    • d) Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.
  9. Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to be taken when handling the container.
  10. Do not deep fry food in the microwave. It is difficult to control the fat which could cause a fire hazard.
  11. Pierce foods with heavy skins such as potatoes, whole squash, apples, and chestnuts before cooking.
  12. The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars should be stirred/shaken before serving to avoid burns.

Power Supply Cord:

  1. A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of entanglement or tripping.
  2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
  3. If a long cord or extension cord is used:
    • a) The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
    • b) The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord, and the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.


  1. The ideal material for a microwave utensil is transparent to microwaves and should allow energy to pass through the container and heat the food.
  2. Microwaves cannot penetrate metal, so metal utensils or dishes with metallic trim should not be used.
  3. Do not use recycled paper products when microwave cooking, as they may contain small metal fragments that may cause sparks and/or fires.
  4. A round dish is preferable to oval or rectangular dishes because food cooked in corners allows more exposure to microwaves. Overcooking at corners may occur. The list below is a general guide to help you select the correct utensils.


The speed and evenness of microwave cooking are affected by the foods themselves. Microwaves penetrate foods to a depth of 1.8 to 3.8cm (3 /4 to 1 /2 inches) on all surfaces. The interior of foods greater than 5cm (2 inches) in diameter heats by conduction. Food with high water, fat, or sugar content responds quickly to microwave energy. Quantity: Microwave cooking times are directly related to the amount of food in the oven because energy is absorbed by the food itself.

Small pieces cook faster than large ones. To speed cooking, cut pieces smaller than 5cm (2 inches), so microwaves can penetrate to the center from all sides. For even cooking, make all the pieces the same size.

Foods irregular in shape, like fish or chicken breasts, take longer to cook in thicker parts. To help them cook evenly, place the thickest parts to the outside of the dish, where they will receive more energy. Starting Temperature: Frozen or refrigerated food takes longer to heat than food at room temperature.

Moisture Content:
Microwaves are attracted by moisture. Naturally moist foods microwave better than dry ones. Add a minimum of liquid to moist foods, as excess water slows cooking. Prick foods with skins, like those on potatoes or squash, so internal steam can escape.

Fat and Bone:
Marbling within meat, or a thin, even layer of fat on a roast, speeds cooking. Large fatty areas or excess drippings in the dish attract energy away from meat to slow cooking. Center bones do not affect cooking, but bones on the side of meat conduct heat to the areas next to it.

The depth to which microwaves penetrate foods varies depending on their density. Porous foods, like ground beef or mashed potatoes, microwave faster than dense ones like steak or whole potatoes.


  • Power Consumption: 120V-60Hz, 1450W
  • Output: 1000W
  • Operation Frequency: 2450MHZ
  • Outside Dimensions: 12”(H) x 20 11/16”(w) X 17 5/16”(D) or 305mm(H) x 525mm(W) x 384mm(D)
  • Oven Cavity Dimensions: 219mm(H) x 305mm(W) x 384mm (D)
  • Oven Capacity: 1.1 cu.ft.
  • Cooking Uniformity: Turntable System (12 3/8” / 314mm)
  • Net Weight: Approx. 39.4lbs./17.9kg

If the oven fails to operate:

  • A) Check to ensure that the oven is plugged in securely. If it is not, remove the plug from the outlet, wait 10 seconds, and plug it in again securely.
  • B) Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main circuit breaker. If these seem to be operating properly, test the outlet with another appliance.
  • C) Check the ensure that the control panel is programmed correctly and the timer is set.
  • D) Check to ensure that the door is securely closed, engaging the door safety lock system. Otherwise, the microwave energy will not follow into the oven.


  1. Door Safety Lock System
  2. Oven Window
  3. Microwave outlet cover
  4. Turntable-Shaft
  5. Roller Ring
  6. Glass Tray
  7. Control Panel
  8. Door Release Button



When set, displays a clock/timer, shows cooking function (COOK, DEFROST, etc.), and step-by-step word prompts (telling you which pad to touch) for easy oven setting.

Automatic program designed for best microwaving potatoes. For small potatoes (4- 6oz.), touch once, touch AMOUNT (1 to 4) then touch START. For large potatoes (8-10oz.) tap the pad twice, touch AMOUNT (1 to 4) then START.

Automatic one-step setting for a 1 /2 – 3 oz. bag of microwave popcorn. Touch the POPCORN pad, then START. See the page on “POPCORN” to reset control for packages of different ounce weight.

Automatic program designed for pizza. Touch once, then touch START for reheating 1 slice; tap pad twice, then START for frozen whole microwave pizza.

Automatic setting for cups or mugs of hot beverages (tea/coffee). For cup size (5-7oz.), touch the pad once, touch AMOUNT (1-4) then START. For larger mugs (8-11) then START.


Automatically programs oven to heat a plate of food evenly. Touch the REHEAT pad then START.

An automatic program designed for best reconstituting a variety of frozen single-serving entrees and dinners. For smaller single servings (7-9oz.) touch once, then AMOUNT then START. For a single larger (TV type) frozen dinner (10-12oz.) tap pad twice then START.

Touch to set cook, speed defrost, timer, and clock. (Also see the following pages for more details.)

The oven automatically cooks at high power. For a lower power level, set cook time, touch POWER, and enter a number (1-9) for the desired power level.

Independent kitchen timer. Set any time, even while the oven is operating. Touch the TIMER pad, set the time then START. Touch RESET to cancel.

Cook at one power level for a while, then automatically switch to another power level for the remaining cook time.

Touch the COOK BY WEIGHT pad, enter the weight of the meat accurately, then START. After partial cooking, the oven stops, leaving time on display. Turn over the meat when the oven stops after partial cooking. Re-touch START to finish.

Automatic defrosting for large meats. Controls power level to thaw without excessive outside warming.

Automatically programs lower power levels for even defrosting. Touch SPEED DEFROST, set time, and START.

Touch the pad once, touch the number pads, and then CLOCK to set the clock.

Touch to clear the display of unused time after cooking, also cancels the timer.

Touch as the final step in setting the oven. Touch to stop microwaving while the oven is in operation (re-touch to continue timing shown on display). Will not stop the timer.


A. Setting the clock when the oven is plugged in.

  • When the oven is first plugged into a wall outlet, touch the CLOCK pad once, and the display will show “ENTER CLOCK TIME”.
  • Enter the correct time of day by touching the correct number pads. You must select at least 3 digits (one for hour(s) and two for minutes). For minute less than 10, precede the minute digit with a 0 (ex. 5 minutes past two, set 2:05). The colon (:) will flash between hour and minute digits. If you prefer not to have the clock displayed, set the clock for 00:00 and the display will only show a colon.
  • Touch CLOCK to lock in the time. Colon will stop flashing and the clock will begin to keep current time. After the clock has been set, the word clock will always show on the display unless the oven is in a cooking operation.

B. Changing the clock time. 

  • Touch the CLOCK pad once, the display will show “ENTER CLOCK TIME”.
  • Enter the correct time of day by touching the correct number pads. Remember to set at least 3 digits (one for hour(s), two for minutes), and precede minutes under 10 with a 0.
  • Touch CLOCK to lock in the time. The colon will stop flashing and begin to keep the current time.

C. Notes on setting the clock. 

  • If you make a mistake in setting the time, start over by pressing the CLOCK pad twice.
  • To recall the time of day while you are cooking, press the CLOCK pad. Time will be displayed for 3 seconds before returning to the countdown of cooking time.
  • In case of power failure, when the power is restored, the control will be in a clock-set mode. Follow directions for setting the clock.
  • Beeps during oven setting; One Beep: Oven accepts the entry. Information has been entered in the correct sequence. Two Beeps: The oven does not accept the entry. Check and try again.

A. Quick & Easy
When cooking at 100% power, simply set the 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 the COOK pad before setting time.

B. To Cook at Lower Power Levels
After setting the cooking time, touch the POWER pad then a single digit representing the power level desired. Touch the START pad. Since the oven automatically assumes 100% power, you must switch the power level (when desired) after setting the cooking time.

The two-stage cooking function lets you cook food at two different power levels with a one-time setting. For example, the rice should be cooked in two stages: Stage 1 starts rice at 100% power for 5 minutes, and Stage 2 completes cooking at 10- 12 minutes at a 50% power level. SET STAGE 1: Assuming 100% power, just touch the number pad as described in the “Quick & Easy” setting on page 8, for the correct first stage time.

Most 2-stage recipes start with 100% power but you can also switch power levels after setting cook time. DO NOT TOUCH START PAD. SET STAGE 2: Touch the COOK pad then enter proper cooking time and (lower) power level. Most 2-stage recipes use lower power for the second stage. Touch the START pad. The first stage of cooking begins. MEM: (memory) word prompt shows on the display during STAGE 1 cooking, indicating that the oven is remembering stage 2 has been programmed.

After stage 1 time elapses, the signal may be heard, signaling the beginning of stage 2. AFTER TOTAL TIME HAS ELAPSED: 4 long beeps sound and END appears in the display. Touch the RESET pad or open the oven door to clear the END before starting another cooking function.


A. Speed Defrost automatically sets microwave oven power for the quickest thawing of small to medium size foods Speed Defrost works in conjunction with the Timer, so you must know how much time to set. Speed Defrost thawing times are usually fast enough that you stay close to the oven and can attend to the food as it is defrosting. Many foods benefit from being turned over, rearranged, or broken apart. This attention makes defrosting faster and even.

How do I know whether to set Speed Defrost or Speed by Weight?
” This is determined by the type of food being defrosted and the amount of attention that must be paid to the food. The automatic-coded Defrost by Weight requires only turnover of the meat

  • Touch the SPEED DEFROST pad. Word prompts ENTER DEF TIME show on the display
  • Enter the desired Speed Defrost time by touching the correct number of pads. Digital timer sets minutes and seconds from left to right so a single digit can be set (5 for 5 seconds) or up to 4 digits (2400 for 24 minutes).

ENTER DEF remains on the display. Touch the START/STOP pad. DEF flashes on the display and defrost time begins counting down. After time has elapsed signal sounds and END appear on display. Touch the RESET pad or open the door to clear the END before starting another cooking function.


The safety lock prevents unsupervised operation by little children. During idle mode, press and hold the RESET pad for 3 seconds to activate the child lock function. To cancel the child lock, press and hold the RESET pad for 3 seconds again in idle mode. ABOUT “ONE TOUCH” COOKING Your oven has 6 “ONE TOUCH” cooking programs for microwaving popular foods.

When selecting a “ONE TOUCH” setting, check the visual guide on the pad for the 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”. In each “ONE TOUCH COOK” category, smaller-sized food is set by touching the pad once. One dot (.) below the picture of smaller-size food signifies one touch of the pad.

The large size can be set by tapping the picture pad twice. Two dots (..) below the picture of large-size food signify two taps of the pad. Where AMT appears with “ONE TOUCH” settings, setting a greater number of items than allowed will result in two beeps, signaling an error. The following pages give the maximum number of items allowed for each setting.

The “POPCORN” control automatically sets the correct COOK time for a 3 1/2 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.

TO AVOID DISCOLORATION ON YOUR OVEN TURNTABLE, set microwave popcorn packages on a microwaveable saucer or another small plate. The “this side down” side of microwave popcorn bags contains a heat-absorbing lining that gets very hot. Placing a saucer between the bag and the turntable prevents the bag’s dyes from staining the turntable when hot.

Check popcorn as it pops and stop when pops slow down to 3 seconds apart. Do not try to re-pop unpopped kernels. Unless you have a microwave-recommended utensil for popping corn, use only commercial bags of microwave popcorn. Using glass or ceramic dishes or paper bags may cause harm to the oven. Be careful when handling hot bags of popcorn.

To prevent steam burns, keep hands to the sides of package, rather than the top. Especially warm children of high heat in popcorn bags.

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

To reset the POPCORN time: Tap the POPCORN pad twice. ENTER TIME appears on display. Touch number pads to enter minutes and seconds. Touch the START pad. This new cook time will remain whenever you use the POPCORN pad until you reset it. SETTING “BAKED POTATO”: The “POTATO” automatic setting allows you to easily set the microwave to cook a variety of potatoes. A built-in standing time helps equalize the potato’s temperature during the microwave process.

Touch once for small to average (3.5 to 5 oz.) potatoes. Tap twice for 6 to 8 oz. dinner size. After you select the size of the potato, you must set the number of potatoes you are cooking. With the POTATO pad, you can cook up to 4 potatoes of either size.:

  • For 4 to 6 oz. potatoes, touch the POTATO pad once. ENTER AMT appears on display. Enter several potatoes (up to 4) by touching the number pads from 1 to 4. Cook times for small-medium potatoes are as follows: 1 potato: 4 min.11 sec., 2 potatoes: 7 min. 34 sec., 3 potatoes: 10 min. 46 sec., 4 potatoes:13 min. 20 sec.
  • For large 8 to 10 oz. potatoes, tap the POTATO pad twice. ENTER AMT and number of potatoes as described above. Cook times for large potatoes are as follows: 1 potato: 6 min. 32 sec., 2 potatoes:11 min. 01 sec., 3 potatoes: 15 min. 23 sec., 4 potatoes: 19 min. 29 sec.

CODE and the correct amount of cook time depending on the amount (number) of potatoes, appears on display. Touch the START pad. CODE flashes on display and time begins to count down.


With the automatic PIZZA pad, you can reheat a single serving of leftover cooked pizza or a whole frozen microwave pizza. The amount depends on how you set the pad. For a thick slice (or two thin ones-about 4 or 5 ounces total) of reheated pizza, touch the PIZZA pad once. For a whole frozen microwave pizza, tap the PIZZA pad twice.

  • REHEATING A SLICE (OR TWO THIN ONES) OF LEFTOVER PIZZA: Touch the PIZZA pad once. CODE and 0:45 (45 sec.) appears.
  • HEATING A WHOLE PROZEN MICROWAVE PIZZA: Tap the PIZZA pad twice. CODE and 2:40 (2 min. 40 sec.) appear.

Touch START. CODE flashes on display and cook time begins to count down. SETTING “BEVERAGE” The BEVERAGE pad is automatically programmed to let you microwave cups of beverages (tea/coffee) in two sizes.

For a small “coffee cup” serving, touch the BEVERAGE pad once. With large coffee mugs, tap the BEVERAGE pad twice. After you have selected the coffee cup size, you must set the amount of cups to be microwaved. If you skip the AMOUNT step, the oven assumes 1 cup

  • For 5 to 7 oz. coffee cups, touch the BEVERAGE pad once. ENTER AMT (amount) appears on display. Enter the number of cups (up to 4) by touching the number of pads from 1 to 4. Cook times for coffee cups are as follows: 1 cup:1 min., 2 cup:1 min. 50 sec., 3 cup: 2 min. 40 sec., 4 cup: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • For the large 7 to 9 oz. coffee mugs, tap the BEVERAGE pad twice. ENTER AMT (amount) appears on display. Enter some mugs (up to 4) by touching the number pads from 1 to 4. Cook times for coffee mugs are as follows: 1 mug:1 min. 35 sec., 2 mugs: 3 min. 05 sec., 3 mugs: 5 min., 4 mugs: 6 min.30 sec.

CODE and the correct amount of cook time (depending on the amount of cups or mugs) appear on display. Touch START. CODE flashes on display and time begins to count down.


This automatic setting is very useful for easily microwaving your favorite single-serving entrees and dinners. This setting may take slightly longer than the microwave time given on the package. That’s because of the built-in standing time included in the oven’s automatic program. The program’s specially designed sequence of power levels plus the automatic standing time allows one setting to microwave a great variety of frozen foods.

Touch the FROZEN DINNER pad once. ENTER AMT (amount) appears on the display. You can skip the amount step for 1 entree, just touch START. For 2 entrees, touch the “2” number pad. Cook times for small-size entrees are as follows: 1 entree: 4 min. 15 sec 2 entrees: 7 min. 30 sec.

Tap the FROZEN DINNER pad twice. ENTER AMT (amount) appears on the display. You can skip the amount step for 1 entree, just touch START. For 2 entrees, touch the “2” number pad. Cook times for small-size entrees are as follows: 1 entree: 6 min. 2 entree: 11 min. 3. CODE and the correct amount of cook time appear on display. Touch the START pad.

CODE flashes on display and time begins to count down. SETTING “REHEAT” This setting lets you reheat a dinner plateful of chilled leftovers with good results. Its automatic 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 in the REHEAT setting. How you arrange foods on the plate affects how evenly they cook. Consider the amount and density of each food.


SUCH AS MEATS (large or bulky pieces or thick slices of precooked meats) AND COMPACT VEGETABLEsuch as mashed potatoes or potatoes, au gratin should be placed around the edges of the plate and spread out as much as possible to expose them to microwave energy.

should be spread out to receive more microwave energy than smaller amounts. Covering dry meat slices with sauce or gravy also helps speed their heating.

such as rice, small pieces of vegetables, delicate seafood, small chicken nuggets, or small amounts of food absorb microwaves quickly. Place these in the center of the plate where they will be somewhat shielded by foods on the outside edges.

determine how evenly they cook together. A can of freshly opened vegetables (food is at room temperature) will probably heat more quickly than foods that are started from the refrigerator.


if desired, should be added only in the last few seconds. COVER the plate with wax paper to hold steam around most foods. Exception: Do not cover warm rare meats and foods with crisp exteriors.

  1. Touch the REHEAT pad. CODE appears on the display and 3:00 (3 min.) is set. This coded setting includes three automatic cooking levels which allow for even cooking of many food combinations and types.
  2. Touch the START pad. CODE flashes on display and cooking time begins counting down.
  3. When cook time has elapsed, END appears on display. Open the oven door or touch RESET pad to return clock time (if set) to display.


  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. Mid 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 the oven door open to prevent the 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 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 the cavity floor for cleaning, be sure to replace it 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, and 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 the door and oven that come together on closing the door, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps, or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.


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