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ABOUT YOUR MICROWAVE
OVEN
This Use and Care Manual is valuable: read it carefully and
always save it for reference.
A good microwave cookbook is a valuable asset. Check it for
microwave cooking principles, techniques, hints and recipes.
NEVER use the microwave oven without the turntable and
support nor turn the turntable over so that a large dish could
be placed in the microwave oven. The turntable will turn both
clockwise and counterclockwise.
See page 23 for complete
instructions.
ALWAYS have food in the microwave oven when it is on to
absorb the microwave energy.
When using the microwave oven at power levels below 100%,
you may hear the magnetron cycling on and off. It is normal
for the exterior of the microwave oven to be warm to the touch
when cooking or reheating.
Condensation is a normal part of microwave cooking. Room
humidity and the moisture in food will influence the amount
of moisture that condenses in the microwave oven. Generally,
covered foods will not cause as much condensation as
uncovered ones. Ventilation openings must not be blocked.
The microwave oven is for food preparation only. It should not
be used to dry clothes or newspapers.
Your microwave oven is rated 1000 watts by using the [EC
Test Procedure. In using recipes or package directions, check
food a minute or two before the minimum time and add time
accordingly.
ABOUT FOOD
ABOUT
MICROWAVE
COOKING
• Arrange food carefully. Placethickest areas towards outside of dish.
Watch cooking time. Cook for the shortest amount of
time indicated and add more as needed. Food severely
overcooked can smoke or ignite.
Cover foods while cooking. Check recipe or cookbook for
suggestions: paper towels, wax paper, microwave plastic wrap or
a lid. Covers prevent spattering and help foods to cook evenly.
Shield with small fiat pieces of aluminum foil any thin areas
of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking before dense, thick
areas are cooked thoroughly.
Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or twice during
cooking, if possible.
Turn foods over once during microwaving to speed cooking
of such foods as chicken and hamburgers. Large items like
roasts must be turned over at least once.
Rearrange foods such as meatballs halfway through cooking
both from top to bottom and from the center of the dish to
the outside.
Add standing time. Remove food from microwave oven and
stir, if possible. Cover for standing time which allows the food
to finish cooking without overcooking.
Check for doneness. Look for signs indicating that cooking
temperatures
have been reached.
Doneness signs include;
- Food steams throughout,
not just at edge.
- Center bottom of dish is very hot to the touch.
- Poultry thigh joints move easily.
- Meat and poultry show no pinkness.
- Fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
FOOD
DO
DON'T
Eggs,
• Puncture egg yolks before cooking to prevent
• Cook eggs in shells.
sausages,
"explosion".
• Reheat whole eggs.
nuts, seeds,
• Pierce skins of potatoes, apples, squash, hot dogs
• Dry nuts or seeds in shells.
fruits &
and sausages so that steam escapes.
vegetables
Popcorn
Use specially bagged popcorn for microwave cooking.
Listen while popping corn for the popping to slow
to 1 or 2 seconds or use special popcorn pad.
Pop popcorn in regular brown bags or glass bowls.
Exceed maximum time on popcorn package.
Baby food
Transfer baby food to small dish and heat carefully,
stirring often. Check temperature
before serving.
Put nipples on bottles after heating and shake
thoroughly. "Wrist" test before feeding.
Heat disposable bottles.
Heat bottles with nipples on.
Heat baby food in original jars.
General
Cut baked goods with filling after heating to release
steam and avoid burns.
Stir liquids briskly before and after heating to avoid
"eruption".
Use deep bowl, when cooking liquids or cereals, to
prevent boilovers.
Heat or cook in closed glass jars or air tight
containers.
Can in the microwave as harmful bacteria may not
be destroyed.
Deep fat fry.
Dry wood, gourds, herbs or wet papers.

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