ABOUT UTENSILS AND COVERINGS
It is not necessary to 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.
Use these utensils for safe microwave cooking and
• glass ceramic (Pyroceram
• heat-resistant glass (Pyrex
• microwave-safe plastics
• paper plates
• microwave-safe pottery, stoneware and porcelain
• browning dish (Do not exceed recommended preheating time.
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
• non-heat-resistant glass
• non-microwave-safe plastics (margarine tubs)
• recycled paper products
• brown paper bags
• food storage bags
• metal twist-ties
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.
The following coverings are ideal:
• 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.
• 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 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
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
Important Safety Instructions
), such as Corningware
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
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 14 for Child Lock feature.
• Check foods to see that they are cooked to the United States
Department of Agriculture's recommended temperatures.
160˚F - For fresh pork, ground meat, boneless white poultry,
fish, seafood, egg dishes and frozen prepared food.
165˚F - For leftover, ready-to-reheat refrigerated, and deli and
carry-out "fresh" food.
170˚F - White meat of poultry.
175˚F - Dark meat of poultry.
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
• 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.