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* Q : I accidentally ran my microwave oven without
any food in it. Is it damaged?
A : Running the oven empty for a short time will not
d a m a g e t h e o v e n . H o w e v e r , i t i s n o t
* Q : Can the oven be used with the glass tray or
roller guide removed?
A : No. Both the glass tray and roller guide must
always be used in the oven before cooking.
* Q : C a n I o pe n t he door wh en the oven is
A : The door can be opened anytime during the
cooking operation. Then microwave energy will be
instantly switched off and the time setting will
maintain until the door is closed.
* Q : Why do I have moisture in my microwave
oven after cooking?
A : The moisture on the side of your microwave oven
is normal. It is caused by steam from cooking food
hitting the cool oven surface.
* Q : Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
A : No. The metal screen bounces back the energy to
the oven cavity. The holes are made to allow light
to pass through. They do not let microwave
energy pass through.
* Q : Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A : When baking or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop
due to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane.
To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with a
toothpick before cooking. Never cook eggs without
piercing their shells.
* Q : Why is this standing time recommended after
the cooking operation has been completed?
A : Standing time is very important.
With microwave cooking, the heat is in the food,
not in the oven. Many foods build up enough
internal heat to allow the cooking process to
continue, even after the food is removed from the
oven. Standing time for joints of meat, large
vegetables and cakes is to allow the inside to
cook completely, without overcooking the outside.
* Q : What does "standing time" mean?
A : "Standing time" means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for additional
time to allow it to finish cooking. This frees the
oven for other cooking.
* Q : Why does my oven not always cook as fast as
the microwave cooking guide says?
A : Check your cooking guide again, to make sure
you've followed directions exactly ; and to see
what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are
suggestions, to help prevent over-cooking... the
most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights and
dimensions could require longer cooking time.
Use your own judgement along with the cooking
guide suggestions to check whether the food has
been properly cooked just as you would do with a
conventional cooker.
* Q : Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates while empty?
A : Yes. Never run it empty.
* Q : Can I operate my microwave oven without
the turntable or turn the turntable over to hold
a large dish?
A : No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you
will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in your
oven must fit on the turntable.
* Q : Is it normal for the turntable to turn in either
A : Ye s . T h e t u r n t a bl e ro t a te s c l o ck w i s e o r
counterclockwise, depending on the rotation of
the motor when the cooking cycle begins.
* Q : Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
A : Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following
manufacture's guidelines. Do not use regular
paper bags. Use the "listening test" by stopping
the oven as soon as the popping slows to a "pop"
every 1 or 2 seconds. Do not repop unpopped
kernels. Do not pop popcorn in glass cookware.


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