GE Spacemaker® Over-the-Range Microwave Oven JVM1640CJ user guide

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To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

Do not overheat the

Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.

Do not use straightsided containers with narrow necks.

After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.

Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.

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

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

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

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 these temperatures usually protects against foodborne illness.


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.

How to test for a microwave-safe dish.

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 3045 seconds 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.

If you use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe for use in microwave

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

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 escape.

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.



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:

The fan will operate automatically under certain conditions (see

Automatic Fan feature).

Take care to prevent the starting and spreading of accidental cooking fires while the vent fan is in use.

In the event of a grease fire on the surface units below the microwave oven, smother a flaming pan on the surface unit by covering the pan completely with a lid, a cookie sheet or a flat tray.

When preparing flaming foods under the microwave, turn the fan on.

Clean the underside of the microwave often.

Do not allow grease to build up on the microwave or the fan filters.

Use care when cleaning the vent fan filters.

Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, may damage the filters.

Use foil only as directed in this manual. When using foil in the microwave oven, keep the foil at least

1? away from the sides of

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.

Never leave surface units beneath your microwave oven unattended at high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite and spread if the microwave vent fan is operating. To minimize automatic fan operation, use adequate sized cookware and use high heat on surface units only when necessary.



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 ci