Microwave safe cookware – AEG MC2664E-W User Manual
Microwave cooking advice
Place the thickest parts of food towards the outside of the dish. E.g. Chicken drumsticks.
Use vented microwave cling film or a suitable lid.
Foods with a shell, skin or membrane must be pierced in several places before cooking or
reheating as steam will build up and may cause food to explode, e.g. Potatoes, Fish, Chicken,
ntt:: Eggs should not be heated using microwave power as they may explode, even
after cooking has ended, e.g. poached, hard boiled.
Stir, turn and For even cooking it is essential to stir, turn and rearrange food during cooking. Always stir and
rearrange from the outside towards the centre.
Standing time is necessary after cooking to enable the heat to disperse equally throughout
Some areas of food being defrosted may become warm. Warm areas can be shielded with
small pieces of foil, which reflect microwaves, e.g. legs and wings on a chicken.
Paper - plates, cups
Only use for warming or to absorb moisture. Care must be taken as
and kitchen paper
overheating may cause fire.
Straw and wooden
Always attend the oven when using these materials as overheating
may cause fire.
May contain extracts of metal which will cause ‘arcing’ and may lead
Microwave safe cookware
Aluminium foil /
Small pieces of aluminium foil can be used to shield food from
overheating. Keep foil at least 2 cm from the oven walls, as arcing
may occur. Foil containers are not recommended unless specified by
the manufacturer, e.g. Microfoil ®, follow instructions carefully.
Always follow the manufacturers instructions. Do not exceed
heating times given. Be very careful as these dishes become very hot.
China and ceramics
Porcelain, pottery, glazed earthenware and bone china are usually
suitable, except for those with metallic decoration.
Glassware e.g. Pyrex ®
Care should be taken if using fine glassware as it can break or crack if
It is not recommended to use metal cookware when using micro-
wave power as it will arc, which can lead to fire.
Plastic / polystyrene
Care must be taken as some containers warp, melt or discolour at
e.g. fast food containers
Should not touch the food and must be pierced to let the steam
Freezer / roasting bags
Must be pierced to let steam escape. Ensure bags are suitable for
microwave use. Do not use plastic or metal ties, as they may melt or
catch fire due to the metal arcing.