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Upper microwave oven with convection and/or broil element
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QUESTIONS
Can I operate my microwave oven without
the turntable or turn the turntable over to
accommodate a large dish?
Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so
that I may reheat or cook on two levels at
a time?
Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in
my microwave oven?
Is it normal for the turntable to turn in
either direction?
Sometimes the door of my microwave oven
appears wavy. Is this normal?
What are the humming noises that I hear
when my microwave oven is operating?
Why does the dish become hot when I
microwave food in it? I thought that this
should not happen.
What does "standing time" mean?
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
ANSWERS
No. If you remove or turn over the turntable,
you will get poor cooking results. Dishes used
in your oven must fit on the turntable.
You can use a rack only if rack is supplied with
your microwave oven. Use of any rack not
supplied with the microwave oven can result in
poor cooking performance and/or arcing.
Usable metal includes aluminum foil for
shielding (use small, flat pieces), small
skewers, and shallow foil trays (if tray is
3
inch [19 mm] deep and half filled with food
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to absorb microwave energy). When broiling
or using CRISP, use the specially designed
CRISPWARE™ Crisper Pan that comes with
your oven. Never allow metal to touch walls
or door. (For more information, see "Cooking
tips" in the "Cooking Guide" section.)
Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or
counterclockwise, depending on the rotation
of the motor when the cooking cycle begins.
This appearance is normal and does not
affect the operation of your oven.
You hear the sound of the transformer when
the magnetron tube cycles on.
As the food becomes hot it will conduct the
heat to the dish. Also, when broiling remember
that the Crisper Pan is made of a special mate-
rial that absorbs microwave energy, making the
pan very hot for browning. Use hot pads or the
Crisper Pan handle to remove food after cook-
ing and broiling.
"Standing time" means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for
additional time to allow it to finish cooking.
This frees the oven for other cooking.
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacturer's guidelines or use
the preprogrammed Popcorn pad. Do not
use regular paper bags. Use the "listening
test" by stopping the oven as soon as the
popping slows to a "pop" every one or two
seconds. Do not repop unpopped kernels.
Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils.
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