Microwave safe cookware – AEG MC2664E-W User Manual

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Microwave cooking advice

Cooking techniques


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
the food.


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.

Recycled paper

May contain extracts of metal which will cause ‘arcing’ and may lead

and newspaper

to fire.

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Aluminium foil /


Small pieces of aluminium foil can be used to shield food from

foil containers

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.

Browning dishes

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
heated suddenly.


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

high temperatures.

Cling film

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.

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