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Cookware and Dinnerware

Cookware and dinnerware must fit on the turntable. Always use
oven mitts or pot holders when handling because any dish may
become hot from heat transferred from the food. Do not use
cookware and dinnerware with gold or silver trim. Use the
following chart as a guide, then test before using.
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.
Styrofoam
®†
Do not use in oven.
Silicone
Follow manufacturer's recommendations.
Bakeware
Straw, Wicker,
Do not use in oven.
Wooden
Containers
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in 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.

Aluminum Foil and Metal

Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the oven. If not
used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur and cause
damage to the oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the 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.
†®STYROFOAM is a Registered Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company.
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 oven.

Microwave Cooking Power

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
USE
100%, High (default
Quick heating convenience foods and
setting)
foods with high water content, such as
soups, beverages and most vegetables.
90%
Cooking small tender pieces of meat,
ground meat and poultry pieces.
Heating cream soups.
80%
Heating rice, pasta or casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that need a
cook power lower than high, such as
meat loaf.
70%,
Reheating a single serving of food.
Medium-High
Cooking fish fillets.
60%
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable casseroles, such
as lasagna.
50%, Medium
Cooking ham, whole poultry, whole fish
and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
30%, Medium-Low
Melting chocolate, butter and
marshmallows.
20%
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
precooked foods.
Softening ice cream, butter and cheese.
10%, Low
Taking chill out of fruit.
15

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