It is not necessaryto buy all new cookware. Many pieces already in your
kitchen can be used successfully in your new microwave oven. Make
sure the utensil does not touch the interior walls during cooking.
utensils for safe microwave
• glass ceramic (Pyroceram®), such as Corningware ®.
glass (Pyrex ®)
pottery, stoneware and porcelain
browning dish (Do not exceed recommended
Follow manufacturer's directions.)
These items can be used for short time reheating
of foods that have little fat or sugar in them:
= wood, straw, wicker
DO NOT USE
• metal pans and bakeware
dishes with metallic trim
plastics (margarine tubs)
recycled paper products
brown paper bags
food storage bags
Should you wish to check if a dish is safe for microwaving, place
the empty dish in the microwave oven and microwave on HIGH for
30 seconds, A dish which becomes very hot should not be used,
• Paper towels are good for covering foods for reheating and
absorbing fat while cooking bacon.
Wax paper can be used for cooking and reheating.
Plastic wrap that is specially marked for microwave use can
be used for cooking and reheating. DO NOT allow plastic
wrap to touch food. Vent so steam can escape.
Lids that are microwave-safe are a good choice because heat
is kept near the food to hasten cooking.
Microwave oven cooking bags are good for large meats or
foods that need tenderizing.
DO NOT use metal twist ties.
Remember to slit bag so steam can escape.
How to use aluminum
foil in your
• Small fiat pieces of aluminum foil placed smoothly on the food can be
used to shield areas that are either defrosting or cooking too quickly.
Foil should not come closer than one inch to any surface of
the microwave oven.
Should you have questions about utensils or coverings, check a
good microwave cookbook or follow recipe suggestions.
ACCESSORIES There are many microwave accessories available
for purchase. Evaluate carefully before you purchase so that they
meet your needs. A microwave-safe thermometer will assist you
in determining correct doneness and assure you that foods have
been cooked to safe temperatures.
Electrolux is not responsible
for any damage to the microwave oven when accessories are used.
AND THE MICROWAVE
Children below the age of 7 should use the microwave oven with
a supervising person very near to them. Between the ages of 7
and 12, the supervising person should be in the same room.
As with any appliance, close supervision by an adult is
necessary when used by children.
At no time should anyone be allowed to lean or swing on the
microwave oven door.
Children should be taught all safety precautions:
potholders, remove coverings carefully, pay special attention to
packages that crisp food because they may be extra hot.
Don't assume that because a child has mastered one cooking
skill he/she can cook everything.
Children need to learn that the microwave oven is not a toy. See
page 23 for Child Lock feature.
=Check foods to see that they are cooked to the United States
Department of Agriculture's recommended temperatures.
- For beef, lamb or veal cut into steaks, chops or
- For fresh pork, ground meat, seafood, egg dishes,
frozen prepared food and beef, lamb or veal cut into
steaks, chops or roasts
- For leftover, ready-to-reheat
refrigerated, dell and
carry out "fresh" food, whole chicken or turkey,
chicken or turkey breasts and ground poultry used
in chicken or turkey burgers
Do not cook whole, stuffed poultry. Cook stuffing
separately to 165°R
To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer
in a thick
or dense area away from fat or bone. NEVER leave the
in the food during cooking, unless it is approved
for microwave oven use.
ALWAYS use potholders to prevent burns when handling
utensils that are in contact with hot food. Enough heat from
the food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.
Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and
hands. Slowly lift the farthest edge of a dish's covering and carefully
open popcorn and oven cooking bags away from the face.
Stay near the microwave oven while it's in use and check
cooking progress frequently so that there is no chance of
NEVER use the cavity for storing cookbooks or other items.
Select, store and handle food carefully to preserve its high
quality and minimize the spread of foodborne bacteria.
Keep waveguide cover clean. Food residue can cause arcing
Use care when removing items from the microwave oven so
that the utensil, your clothes or accessories do not touch the
safety door latches.
Keep aluminum foil used for shielding at least I inch away
from walls, ceiling and door.