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Containers to use
When unsure that a cooking container
is suitable for use in your microwave,
check by the following test:
1. Fill a microwave safe measuring jug
with 300ml (
pt) cold water.
2. Place it on the turntable alongside
the dish to be tested. If the dish you
are testing is a large dish, then
stand the measuring jug on top of
the empty dish.
3. Heat on HIGH power for
If the dish is suitable for microwaving, it
will remain cool, whilst the water in the
jug will begin to feel warm. If the testing
dish feels warm, do not use as it is
obviously absorbing microwave energy.
N.B. This test does not apply to plastic
or metal based containers e.g. Le
style dishes, which should not
be used as they are cast iron covered
Everyday glass that is heat
resistant e.g. Pyrex
, is ideal for
Microwave, Convection or
Combination cooking. DO NOT
USE FOR GRILLING. Do not use
delicate glass or lead crystal which
may crack or arc.
Everyday glazed china, porcelain
or ceramic plates, bowls, mugs
and cups can be used if they are
heat resistant. Fine bone china
should only be used for reheating
for short periods. Do not use
dishes with a metal rim or pattern.
Do not use jugs or mugs with
glued handles, since the glue can
melt. If dishes are heat resistant they may be used on
Convection and Combination but not directly under the Grill.
If completely glazed, these dishes
are suitable. Do not use if partially
glazed or unglazed, since they are
able to absorb water which in turn
absorbs microwave energy, making
the container very hot and slows
down the cooking of food.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO COOK IN
FOIL OR METAL containers on
Microwave only as the microwaves
cannot pass through and the food
will not heat evenly, it may also
damage your oven. Small items in
shallow foil containers can be
REHEATED in the microwave, as
long as containers do not touch the oven walls or door. Foil
and metal containers can be used on Grill and Convection
modes and may be used with care during certain
Combination cooking, as long as they are not damaged or
QUICK CHECK GUIDE TO COOKING UTENSILS
Choosing the correct container is a very important factor in deciding the success or failure of your cooking.
Testing Dishes for Suitability - For Microwave Cooking Only.