OWNER’S manual MICROWAVE OVEN
Read this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating the appliance and keep it handy for reference at all times.
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Never use metal or metal trimmed cookware when using microwave function
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in the oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning. Most heat resistant non-metallic cookware is safe for use in your oven. However, some may contain materials that render it unsuitable as microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular container, there's a simple way to find out if it can be used in the microwave.
Testing Cookware before Use
Place the container in question next to a glass bowl filled with water inside the oven. Microwave at HIGH power for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the container remains cool to the touch, the container is microwave-safe.
However, if the water does not change temperature but the container becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the container and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. See the following list for tips on using common items when microwave cooking.
Many dishes are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the manufacturer's literature or perform the microwave test. Do not put plates with painted decoration in the oven, as the paint may contain metal and cause arcing.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This includes all brands of oven tempered glass cookware. Do not use delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as when heated.
Plastic Storage Containers
Use these only for quick reheating of food. Do not use them when cooking food for long periods or at high power levels, as the hot food will eventually warp or melt the plastic.
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in the microwave oven, provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be coo