heat), such as utility
cups, casseroles and bowls
cups, serving pieces, plates and platters without
Dishes, cups, mugs and serving
Plastic wrap may be used as a cover. Lay the plastic wrap
loosely over the dish and press it to the sides. The dish
should be deep enough so that plastic wrap will not touch
the food, As the food heats, it may cause the wrap to melt
semirigid freezer containers and plastic bags are usable for.
short-time cooking. Use with care as some softening of the"
plastic may occur with heat from the food.
towels, waxed paper,
napkins and paper
plates are usable.
UTENSIL TEST: A simple way to find out if a utensil can
be used for microwave cooking is to place it empty on the
cooking tray. Close the door and set the time to 30 seconds
(i/= minute). Then touch START. If the utensil is warm to
the touch at the end of this time, it should not be used for
Always make sure that closed utensils are
and plastic pouches of vegetables
(or other food
items) are pierced before cooking. Tightly closed utensils
Metal utensils are not recommended because the metal
shields the food from microwave energy on the bottom
and on the sides, causing uneven cooking results. Metal
utensils will also cause arcing and can damage the micro-
dishes, etc,, should not be used. The metal trim interferes
and may damage the dish.
the use of its Cen-
tura ® tableware
or Corelle ® closed handle
cups for micro-
Large sheets or pieces of aluminum foil should be avoided
because they will hinder cooking and may cause harmful
smaller pieces may be used to cover
areas such as poultry legs and wings. Any aluminum foil
used should be at least 1 inch from the side wails of oven.
Wooden bowls and boards will dry out when used in the
oven and may split or crack.
Avoid using brown paper and cracked, flawed or chipped
utensils, including ovenproof glassware.
CAUTION: Do not use metal ties on any paper or plastic
bags; the ties become hot and could cause a fire.