(especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container to burst, possibly resulting in injury. n 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. n Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch fire, causing damage to your oven. n 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.
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.
Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Do not operate the oven in the microwave mode without the turntable and the turntable support seated and in place.
The turntable must be unrestricted so it can rotate.
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. n 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 How to test for a microwavemeasuring cup either in or safe dish. 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. n If you use a meat thermometer while microwaving, make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens. n Oversized food or oversized metal cookware should not be used in a microwave oven because they increase the risk of electric shock and could cause a fire. n Sometimes the oven floor, turntable and walls can become too hot to touch. Be careful touching the floor, turntable and walls during and after cooking. n 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. n Some foam 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. n Do not use your microwave oven to dry newspapers. n Cookware may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. Pot holders may be needed to handle the cookware. n When microwaving boilable cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags, they 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. n 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 the oven. n 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