? REMEMBER: The inside surface of the oven may be hot when the door is opened.
COOK MEAT AND POULTRY THOROUGHLY
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 these temperatures usually protects against foodborne illness.
Read and follow the specific Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave
Energy section in this manual.
? Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic containers before placing bags
? Do not use your microwave oven to dry newspapers.
? Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.
? Do not use the oven for storage purposes.
Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when not
? This microwave oven is not approved or tested for marine use.
? Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven.
Pressure will build up inside the egg yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
? Foods with unbroken outer skin such as potatoes, sausages, tomatoes, apples, egg yolks, chicken livers and other giblets should be pierced to allow steam to escape during cooking.
? Dont defrost frozen beverages in narrownecked 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.
? As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.
? If materials inside the oven should ignite,
keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel. If the door is opened, the fire may spread.
? 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 the baby.
? Do not operate the oven while empty to avoid damage to the oven and the danger of fire. If by accident the oven should run empty a minute or two, no harm is done.
However, try to avoid operating the oven empty at any timeit saves energy and prolongs the life of the oven.
? Do not operate the microwave oven without the turntable and support in
Care and Cleaning
? Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a special microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave
? Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containersfor example, closed jarswill explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. Such use of the microwave oven could result in
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
? Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
? If you are not sure if a dish is microwavesafe, use this test: Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass measuring cup filled with 1 cup of water set the measuring cup either in or next to the dish. Microwave 3545 seconds at high.
If the dish heats, it should not be used for microwaving.
Care and Cleaning
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 use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
? 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.
? 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, since they may also
? 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 escape.
? Oversized food or oversized metal cookware should not be used in a microwave oven. Electrical shock or fire could occur.