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Many plastic containers are designed for microwave use, but do not use for cooking
foods high in sugar or fat or for foods that require long cooking times e.g. brown rice.
Only use Tupperware
containers if they are
designed for microwave
use. Do not use Melamine.
Never cook in margarine
cartons or yoghurt pots, as
these will melt with the heat
from the food. If heatproof
they can be used for
Convection or Combination
cooking. DO NOT USE
UNDER THE GRILL.
Plain white absorbent kitchen paper (kitchen towel)
can only be used for microwave cooking e.g.
covering blind pastry cases and for covering bacon
to prevent splattering. ONLY USE FOR SHORT
COOKING TIMES. NEVER RE-USE A PIECE OF
KITCHEN TOWEL. ALWAYS USE A FRESH PIECE
OF PAPER FOR EACH DISH.
Avoid kitchen paper containing manmade fibres.
If you are using branded re-cycled kitchen towel,
check first that it is recommended for microwave use.
Do not use waxed or plastic coated cups or plates as
the finish may melt. Greaseproof paper can be used
to line the base of dishes and to cover fatty foods
e.g. bacon rashers, to stop splattering. White paper
plates can be used for SHORT REHEATING TIMES,
on Microwave only.
WICKER, WOOD, STRA
Dishes will crack and could ignite.
Do not use wooden dishes in your microwave.
DO NOT USE ON ANY COOKING MODE.
cling film can
only be used
food that is
microwave. It is also useful for covering
food to be cooked, but care should be
taken to avoid the film being in direct
contact with the food. DO NOT USE ON
ANY OTHER COOKING MODE.
Roasting bags are useful when slit up
one side to tent a joint, for roasting by
power and time. Do not use the metal
twists supplied, when using Microwave
Small amounts of smooth aluminium foil
can be used to SHIELD joints of meat
during defrosting and cooking by
Microwave, as the microwaves cannot
pass through the foil, this prevents the
parts shielded from overcooking or over-
defrosting. Take care that the foil does
not touch the sides or roof of the oven,
as this may cause arcing and damage
your oven. Aluminium foil can be used for