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Cookware And Dinnerware; Aluminum Foil And Metal; Microwave Cooking Power - KitchenAid YKHMS1850S Use & Care Manual

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MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Aluminum Foil,
See "Aluminum
Foil and Metal" section.
Metal
Browning Dish
Bottom must be at least 3/16" (5 mm)
above the turntable. Follow manufacturer's
recommendations.
Ceramic Glass,
Acceptable
for use.
Glass
China,
Follow manufacturer's
recommendations.
Earthenware
Melamine
Follow manufacturer's
recommendations.
Paper: Towels,
Use nonrecycled
and those approved by
Dinnerware,
the manufacturer
for microwave oven use.
Napkins
Plastic: Wraps,
Use those approved by the manufacturer
Bags, Covers,
for microwave oven use.
Dinnerware,
Containers
Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer's
recommendations.
Silicone
Follow manufacturer's
recommendations.
Bakeware
Straw, Wicker,
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wooden
Containers
Styrofoam _
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable
for use.
To Test Cookware
or Dinnerware
for Microwave
Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with
1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
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Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur
and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some
models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
thermometers
may be used with the following guidelines:
Do not allow aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity
walls, ceiling or floor.
Always use the turntable.
Do not allow contact with another metal object during
microwave cooking.
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 oven.
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/NAME
NUMBER
USE
100%, High
10
Quick heating convenience
(default setting)
foods and foods with high
water content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
90%
80%
Cooking small, tender pieces
of meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
Heating rice, pasta or
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods
that need a cook power lower
than high. For example, whole
fish and meat loaf.
70%,
7
Reheating a single serving of
Medium-High
food.
60%
6
Cooking sensitive foods such
as cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
50%, Medium
5
Cooking ham, whole poultry
and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%, Medium-
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
Low, Defrost
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
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