1IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
—To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or
exposure to excessive microwave energy:
1. Read all instructions before using this appliance.
2. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY,” found on the inside front cover.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 3.
4. As with any cooking appliance, DO NOT leave oven unattended while in use.
5. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the installation instructions found on page 3.
6. DO NOT cover or block any openings on this appliance.
7. DO NOT store this appliance outdoors. DO NOT use this product near water— for example, near a kitchen sink,
in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool or similar locations.
8. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. DO NOT use corrosive chemicals,
vapors, or non-food products in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, or cook food. It
is not designed for industrial or laboratory use. The use of corrosive chemicals in heating or cleaning will damage
the appliance and may result in radiation leaks.
9. When cleaning surfaces of the door and oven that come together on closing the door, use only mild, non-abrasive
soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
10. DO NOT allow children to use this appliance, unless closely supervised by an adult. DO NOT assume that
because a child has mastered one cooking skill he/she can cook everything.
11. DO NOT operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
12. DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. DO NOT let cord hang over edge of a table or counter.
15. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service
center for examination, repair or adjustment.
16. Some products such as whole eggs with or without shell, narrow neck bottles and sealed containers — for
example, closed glass jars — may explode and should not be heated in this oven.
17. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
(a) DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are
placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
(b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
(c) If material inside the oven ignites, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power
cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
(d) DO NOT use the cavity for storage purposes. DO NOT leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in
the cavity when not in use.
18. Superheated Liquids
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without showing evi-
dence (or signs) of boiling. Visible bubbling is not always present when the container is removed from the
microwave oven. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERYHOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE CON-
TAINER IS DISTURBED OR AUTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
(a) STIR THE LIQUID BOTH BEFORE AND HALFWAYTHROUGH HEATING IT.
(b) DO NOT heat water and oil, or fats together. The film of oil will trap steam, and may cause a violent
(c) DO NOT use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
(d) After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the
19. DO NOT cook directly on the turntable. It can crack, cause injury or damage to the oven.
Your microwave oven is a cooking appliance and you should use as much care as you use with a stove or any other
cooking appliance. When using this electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic Microwave Oven.
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