To cook food in the microwave oven, the microwaves must be able to penetrate the food, without being reflected or absorbed by the dish used.
Care must therefore be taken when choosing the cookware. If the cookware is marked
The following table lists various types of cookware and indicates whether and how they should be used in a microwave oven.
Can be used in small quantities to
protect areas against overcooking.
Arcing can occur if the foil is too close
to the oven wall or if too much foil is
Do not preheat for more than eight
China and earthenware
Porcelain, pottery, glazed earthenware
and bone china are usually suitable,
unless decorated with a metal trim.
Some frozen foods are packaged in
Can be used to warm food.
Overheating may cause the polystyrene
Paper bags or
May catch fire.
Recycled paper or
May cause arcing.
Can be used, unless decorated with a
Can be used to warm foods or liquids.
Delicate glass may break or crack if
Must remove the lid. Suitable for
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