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MmCROWAVE UTENSIL GUIDE
USE
DO NOT USE
Ovenproof
Glass (Gtass which has been treated for
high intensity heat):
Utility dishes, bread dishes, pie plates, cake ptates,
liquid measuring cups, casseroles,
and bowls
without metatlic trim,
China:
Bowls, cups, serving p{ates, and platters without
metallic trim.
Plastic:
When pIastic wrap is used as a cover, make sure
that the dish is deep enough so the piastic wrap
does not touch the food, As the food heats, it may
melt the plastic wrap wherever the wrap touches the
food, Place the wrap loosely over the top of the dish
and secure it by pressing the wrap to the sides of
the dish. Make a vent by lightly turning back one
corner of the plastic wrap. The will altcw excess
steam to escape. Use plastic dishes, cups,
semi-rigid
freezer containers,
and plastic bags only
for short time cooking. Use these with care
because
the plastic may soften from the heat of
the food,
Paper:
Paper towels, waxed paper, paper napkins, and
paper plates with no metallic trim or design. Look at
the manufacturer's
labe_ for use of paper products in
the microwave
oven.
Metal Utensil:
Metal shields the food from microwave
energy and
produces uneven cooking. AIso avoid metal
skewers, thermometers,
or foil trays. Metal utensils
can cause arcing, which is a luminous discharge
of
electric current. Arcing can damage your microwave
oven,
Metal Decoration:
MetaFtrimmed
or metal-banded
dinnerware,
casserole dishes_ etc.
Centura
tableware:
The Coming Company
recommends you DO NOT
USE Centura tableware
or some Corelle closed-
handie cups for microwave
cooking.
Aluminum
Foil:
Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they
hinder cooking and may cause harmful arcing. Use
smalt pieces of foil to shield poultry legs and wings.
Keep ALL aluminum foil at least t inch from the side
wails and door of the oven.
Wood:
Wooden bowls and boards wit! dry out and may split
or crack when you use them in the microwave oven.
Baskets react in the same way,
Tightly
Closed Containers
or pouches:
Be sure to leave an opening for steam to escape
from covered utensils. Tightly closed utensils can
explode.
Browr_ Paper:
Avoid using brown paper bags. They absorb too
much heat and cou{d burn.
Metal Twist Ties:
Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags.
They become hot and can cause a fire,
Utensil Test:
Place the empty utensil in the microwave oven.
Measure 1 cup of water in a glass measuring cup and place it in the oven beside the utensil,
Microwave on Hi Power for ! minute.
[f the utensiI is warm to touch at the end of this time, you should not use it for microwave
cooking.
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