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Cookware And Dinnerware; Aluminum Foil And Metal; Microwave Cooking Power - KitchenAid KMBS104 Use & Care Manual

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Cookware and Dinnerware

Cookware and dinnerware must fit on the turntable. Always
use oven mitts or pot holders when handling because any dish
may become hot from heat transferred from the food. Do not
use cookware and dinnerware with gold or silver trim. Use the
following chart as a guide, then test before using.
Aluminum Foil,
See the "Aluminum Foil and
Metal" section.
Browning Dish
Bottom must be at least
above the turntable. Follow
manufacturer's recommendations.
Ceramic Glass,
Acceptable for use
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Paper: Towels,
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
Plastic: Wraps,
Use those approved by the manufacturer
Bags, Covers,
for microwave oven use.
Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Straw, Wicker,
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with 1 cup
(250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes
from the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can
occur and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on
some models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
" (5 mm)
thermometers may be used with the following guidelines:
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls,
ceiling, or floor.
Always use the turntable.
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
contact with another metal object during microwave cooking.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, non-approved
meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners such as
sandwich wrappers, staples, and objects with gold or silver trim
or a metallic glaze should not be used in the microwave oven.
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent or name. For example, PL7 = 70%
= Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
100%, High, PL10
(default setting)
90%, PL9
80%, PL8
70%, Medium-High,
60%, PL6
50%, Medium, PL5
40%, PL4
30%, Medium-Low,
Defrost, PL3
20%, PL2
10%, Low, PL1

Aluminum Foil and Metal

Microwave Cooking Power

Quick heating convenience foods and
foods with high water content, such as
soups, beverages, and most vegetables
Cooking small, tender pieces of
meat, ground meat, poultry pieces,
and fish fillets
Heating cream soups
Heating rice, pasta or stirrable
Cooking and heating foods that need
a cook power lower than high, for
example, whole fish and meat loaf
Reheating a single serving of food
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding, and custards
Cooking non-stirrable casseroles such
as lasagna
Cooking ham, whole poultry, and
pot roasts
Simmering stews
Melting chocolate
Heating bread, rolls, and pastries
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry,
and precooked foods
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream
Taking chill out of fruit



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