Arcing is tbe microwave
term tbr sparks in the oven. Arcing is
• metal or toil touching
tbe side of the oven.
• loll ttaat is not molded
m lbod (upturned
edges act like
• metal such as t_vist ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed
• recycled paper rowels containing
small metal pieces.
Covers hold in moisture,
allow fi)r more even heating
cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
allows excess stealtl to escape.
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked tbods to
you use small strips of
lbil m shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on poultry,
which would cook betbre Ira-get parts.
When you cook with regular ovens, fi)ods such as roasts or cakes are
allowed to stand to finish cooking or m set. Standing
in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved
cake is not placed on a cooling rack.
Al_er covering a dish witb plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by
mining back one corner so excess steam can escape.