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Frigidaire microwave oven use & care manual
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How to use aluminum foil in your microwave
oven:
Small flat 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.

ABOUT CHILdREN 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.
At no time should anyone be allowed to lean or swing on
the microwave oven door.
Children should be taught all safety precautions: use
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 17 for ChILd LOCk feature.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

ABOUT SAFETY

Check foods to see that they are cooked to the United
States department of Agriculture's recommended
temperatures.
TEMP
145˚F (63˚C)
Fish
160˚F (71˚C)
Pork, ground beef/veal/lamb, egg dishes
165˚F (74˚C)
For leftover, ready-to-reheat refrigerated,
and deli and carry-out "fresh" food. Whole,
pieces and ground turkey/chicken/duck.
170˚F (77˚C)
White meat of poultry.
175˚F (79˚C)
dark meat of poultry.
NOTE
Do not cook whole, stuffed poultry. Cook stuffing separately
to 165°F.
To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in a thick
or dense area away from fat or bone. NEvER leave the
thermometer 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
overcooking food.
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 and/or fires.
Use care when removing items from the microwave oven
so that the utensil, your clothes or accessories do not
touch the safety door latches.
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