Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with the lid off. Make sure all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding when warming formula or breast milk. The container may feel cooler than the milk really is.
Always test the milk before feeding
Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN
VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY
BOILING OVER WHEN THE
CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR
A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS
INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to
Do not overheat the liquid.
Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.
Dont defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles (especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when opening any containers of hot food, including popcorn bags, cooking pouches and boxes. To prevent possible injury, direct steam away from hands and face.
Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.
Cook meat and poultry thoroughlymeat to at least an
INTERNAL temperature of 160F
and poultry to at least an
INTERNAL temperature of 180F.
Cooking to those temperatures usually protects against food-borne
Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.
Important Safety Information
Special Notes About Microwaving
If you use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
How to Test for a
Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is suitable for microwaving. Most glass casseroles, cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china dinnerware which does not have metallic trim or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware is labeled suitable for microwaving.
If you are not sure if a dish is microwave-safe, use this test: Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass measuring cup filled with 1 cup of waterset the measuring cup either in or next to the dish. Microwave 1 minute at high. If the dish heats, it should not be used for microwaving. If the dish remains cool and only the water in the cup heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.
Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled paper towels, napkins and waxed paper can contain metal flecks which may cause arcing or ignite. Paper products containing nylon or nylon filaments should be avoided, as they may also ignite.
Some styrofoam trays (like those that meat is packaged on) have a thin strip of metal embedded in the bottom. When microwaved, the metal can burn the floor of the oven or ignite a paper towel.
Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers.
Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave ovens. Check the package for proper use.
Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap can be used to cover dishes in order to retain moisture and prevent spattering. Be sure to vent plastic wrap so steam can
Cookware may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. Pot holders may be needed to handle the cookware.
Boilable cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags should be slit, pierced or vented as directed by package. If they are not, plastic could burst during or immediately after cooking, possibly resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage containers should be at least partially uncovered because they form a tight seal. When cooking with containers tightly covered with plastic wrap, remove covering carefully and direct steam away from hands and face.
Use foil only as directed in this guide. TV dinners may be microwaved in foil trays less than
3/4? high; remove the top foil cover and return the tray to the box.
When using foil in the microwave oven, keep the foil at least 1? away from the sides of the oven.
Plastic cookwarePlastic cookware designed for microwave cooking is very useful, but should be used carefully. Even microwave-safe plastic may not be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as are glass or ceramic materials and may soften or char if subjected to short periods of overcooking. In longer exposures to overcooking, the food and cookware could ignite.
Follow these guidelines:
1 Use microwave-safe plastics only and use them in strict compliance with the cookware manufacturers recommendations.
2 Do not microwave empty containers.
3 Do not permit children to use plastic cookware without complete supervision.
Ensure proper ground exists before use
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
This appliance must be grounded.
In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shoc