the food in several places. Conventional thermometers may be used on microwave food
once the food has been removed from the oven.
· Aluminum foil — Use narrow strips of foil to prevent overcooking of exposed areas.
Using too much foil can damage your oven, so be careful.
·Ceramic, porcelain, and stoneware — Use these if they are labeled "Microwave Safe".
If they are not labeled, test them to make sure they can be used safely.
·Plastic — Use only if labeled "Microwave Safe". Other plastics can melt.
·Straw, wicker, and wood — Use only for short-term heating, such as warming dinner rolls for
a few seconds. Baskets and bowls may be flammable.
·Glass jars and bottles — Regular glass is too thin to be used in a microwave. It can shatter
and cause damage and injury.
·Paper bags — These are a fire hazard, except for popcorn bags that are designed for
·Styrofoam plates and cups — These can melt and leave an unhealthy residue on food.
·Plastic storage and food containers — Containers such as margarine tubs can melt in the
·Metal utensils — These can damage your oven. Remove all metal before cooking.
Note: Should you wish to check if a dish is safe for microwaving, place the empty dish in the
oven and microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. A dish which becomes very hot should
not be used.
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