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 Cooking Power
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent or name. For example, PL7=70%=
One of the power icons (see “Function Icons” in the “Display”
section) will flash during manual cooking, depending on the
power level of the cycle. To see the exact power level during a
cooking cycle, touch POWER LEVEL. The display will briefly
show the current power level, then will return to the cooking
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
100%, High, PL10
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 casseroles.
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
Cooking ham, whole poultry and pot
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
Low, Defrost, PL3
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream.
10%, Low, PL1
Taking chill out of fruit.