Baking (and Reaheating) with the Countertop Oven
Both the top and bottom cooking elements will cycle on and off while baking in order to
maintain the desired oven temperature. For Convection Bake model KCO223, the
convection fan will only run when the Bake function is selected to circulate heat at the
desired oven temperature. The Convection Bake function does what a conventional oven
does to bake and roast but generally in a shorter amount of time. For better cooking results
use the right cooking pan to allow for proper air circulation. Recipes will vary and cooking
time will need to be monitored for desired results.
Recommended Rack Positions:
When first using the oven, position the oven
rack as shown by Position C (middle slot,
rack up) in the “Understanding Positions of
the Oven Rack” section. Then, adjust as
needed for your cooking situation.
Remember to allow space for food to rise.
1. Place the rack in a low position so that
the food to be baked or heated will be in
the center of the oven.
2. Close door.
3. Turn the Function control knob to BAKE.
4. Turn the Temperature control knob to
the right to the desired temperature.
Bake according to package or recipe
instructions (usually 350°F – 425°F
[177°C – 218°C]).
5. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes for
baking (and reheating) by turning the
Time control knob to the right past the
10-minute position, then moving it back
to the first dot (5-minute position). After
5 minutes, the bell will sound and the
oven will automatically shut off.
6. Place the food in the center of the rack
and close the door.
7. Turn the Time control knob to the right
to the desired time. When the time has
elapsed, the bell will sound and the oven
will automatically shut off. Turn the Time
control knob to “0” (off) if food is
removed before the time has elapsed.
8. For cook times longer than 60 minutes,
use the Constant “On” feature.
Broiling (and Top Browning) with the Countertop Oven
Only the top cooking elements will heat when this oven function is selected.
Recommended Rack Positions:
Use the upper slots along oven walls.
Position the oven rack as shown in Position
B (top slot, rack down) in the
“Understanding Positions of the Oven Rack”
section. Place the broil pan with grill (with
food) on oven rack.
NOTE: Food to be broiled should be at least
1" (2.5 cm) from the cooking elements on
the top of the oven. For delicate foods such
as fish or chicken, or for less browning,
place the rack in a lower position.
1. Place the food to be broiled on the grill
with broil pan, and then close the oven
door. The countertop oven does not
have an open door broil feature. The
door must be closed when broiling.
2. Set the Function control knob to BROIL.
3. Turn the Temperature control knob to
the right to BROIL/450°.
4. Turn the Time control knob to the right
to the desired time.
5. Monitor the broiling progress.
6. When broiling food on both sides, set
the Time control knob for the time
desired for one side. When the bell
sounds, the oven will automatically shut
off. Open the countertop oven door. Use
a pot holder to pull the rack and pan
about halfway out of the oven. Turn the
food, slide the rack and pan back into
the countertop oven, and close the door.
Turn the Time control knob to a desired
time for the other side.
7. When the time elapses, a bell will sound
and the oven will automatically shut off.
8. If food is to be removed before the bell
sounds, turn the Time control knob to
“0” (off) to shut off the countertop oven.
Then, remove the food.