To cook food in the microwave oven, the microwaves must be able to penetrate the food,
without being reflected or absorbed by the dish used.
Care must therefore be taken when choosing the cookware. If the cookware is marked
microwave-safe, you do not need to worry.
The following table lists various types of cookware and indicates whether and how they
should be used in a microwave oven.
China and earthenware
Paper bags or
Recycled paper or
Freezer bag twist
Can be used in small quantities to protect
areas against overcooking. Arcing can occur if
the foil is too close to the oven wall or if too
much foil is used.
Do not preheat for more than 8 minutes.
Porcelain, pottery, glazed earthenware
and bone china are usually suitable, unless
decorated with a metal trim.
Some frozen foods are packaged in these
Can be used to warm food. Overheating may
cause the polystyrene to melt.
May catch fire.
May cause arcing.
Can be used, unless decorated with a metal
Can be used to warm foods or liquids. Delicate
glass may break or crack if heated suddenly.
Must remove the lid. Suitable for warming
May cause arcing or fire.
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