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Microwave Oven

Owner's Manual

CE76T

CW76T

Keep these instructions for future reference. If microwave oven changes ownership, be sure this manual accompanies microwave oven.

Contents

Model Identification

Model Identification

 

Microwave Power ...................................................

2

Asureä Extended Service Plan ..............................

2

Important Safety Instructions

 

Warnings ...............................................................

3

Cautions ................................................................

3

Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure

 

to Excessive Microwave Energy .............................

4

Installation

 

Grounding Instructions ...........................................

5

Unpacking Oven ....................................................

5

Oven Placement ....................................................

5

Radio Interference .................................................

5

Features

 

Display ...................................................................

6

+ONE MINUTE ......................................................

6

INSTANT COOK ....................................................

6

AUTO SELECT ......................................................

6

Timed Cooking .......................................................

6

COOKMATIC LEVEL..............................................

6

CLOCK/DELAY START ..........................................

6

HOLD/TIMER .........................................................

6

MORE/LESS ..........................................................

6

STOP/RESET ........................................................

6

START ...................................................................

6

Usage

 

Setting Clock ..........................................................

7

Stop and Reset ......................................................

7

Timed Cooking .......................................................

7

Multiple Stage Cooking ..........................................

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+ONE MINUTE Pad ...............................................

7

POPCORN Pad .....................................................

7

FRESH VEGETABLE Pad ......................................

8

FROZEN DINNER Pad ..........................................

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AUTO ACCU-THAWPad .......................................

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AUTO REHEAT Pad ...............................................

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Cookmatic Level Pad .............................................

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Hold Pad ................................................................

9

Timer Pad ..............................................................

9

Delay Start Pad ......................................................

9

More/Less Pad .......................................................

9

Child Lock ............................................................

10

Turn Off Oven Sound ...........................................

10

Demonstration Mode ............................................

10

Utensils

 

Microwave Utensil Test ........................................

10

Microwave Utensil Guide ......................................

11

Cooking Guide ........................................................

12

Defrosting Guide .....................................................

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Care and Cleaning

 

General Cleaning .................................................

19

Discharge Air Vents .............................................

19

Glass Tray ...........................................................

19

Oven Light ...........................................................

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Before Calling for Service ........................................

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Complete enclosed registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, call Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-843-0304inside U.S.A.1-319-622-5511outside U.S.A.

When contacting Amana Refrigeration, Inc., provide product information. Product information is located on oven serial plate. Record following information:

Model Number: ______________________________

Manufacturing Number: _______________________

Serial or S/N Number: _________________________

Date of purchase: ____________________________

Dealer’s name and address:

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference or in case warranty service is required. For questions call Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-843-0304inside U.S.A.319-622-5511outside U.S.A. To locate an authorized servicer, call1-800-628-5782.Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana Refrigeration, Inc. also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

Microwave Power

Models CW76T and CE76T deliver 700 watts I.E.C. 705 of microwave power to oven cavity.

Asureä Extended Service Plan

Amana is pleased to offer long-termservice protection on this new microwave oven. AsureÔ Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amana's strong warranty. AsureÔ providesbudget-protectingcoverage on microwave oven for up to 3 full years and includes parts, labor, and travel charges. For details, call1-800-528-2682.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Recognize this symbol as a SAFETY message

Warning

WHEN USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD

BE FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BURNS, ELECTRICAL SHOCK, FIRE, INJURY TO PERSONS, OR EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY:

1.READ all instructions before using oven.

2.READ AND FOLLOW the specific

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY on page 4.

3.This oven MUST BE GROUNDED. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. SeeGROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS on page 5.

4.Install or locate this oven ONLY in accordance with the installation instructions in this manual.

5.Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers–forexample, closed glassjars–mayexplode andSHOULD NOT beHEATED in this oven.

6.Use this oven ONLY for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this oven. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat or cook. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.

7.As with any oven, CLOSE SUPERVISION is necessary when used byCHILDREN.

cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.

9.This oven should be serviced ONLY by qualified service personnel. Contact nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

10.DO NOT cover or block any openings on the oven.

11.DO NOT store this oven outdoors.DO NOT use this product nearwater–forexample, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

12.DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.

13.Keep cord AWAY fromHEATED surfaces.

14.DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

15.See door cleaning instructions in Care and Cleaning section of manual underGeneral Cleaning.

8. DO NOT operate this oven if it has a damaged

Caution

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE IN THE OVEN CAVITY:

a.DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend oven if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.

b.Remove wire twist-tiesfrom paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.

c.KEEP ovenDOOR CLOSED, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel, if materials inside the oven should ignite. Fire may spread if door is opened.

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.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Caution

TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:

1.Briskly stir or pour liquids before heating with microwave energy to prevent spontaneous boiling or eruption. Do not overheat. If air is not mixed into a liquid, liquid can erupt in oven or after removal from oven.

2.Do not deep fat fry in oven. Fat could overheat and be hazardous to handle.

3.Do not cook or reheat eggs in shell or with an unbroken yolk using microwave energy. Pressure may build up and erupt. Pierce yolk with fork or knife before cooking.

4.Pierce skin of potatoes, tomatoes, and similar foods before cooking with microwave energy. When skin is pierced, steam escapes evenly.

5.Use only popcorn in packages designed and labeled for microwave use. Popping time varies depending on oven wattage. Do not continue to heat after popping has stopped. Popcorn will scorch or burn. Do not leave oven unattended.

6.Do not use regular cooking thermometers in oven. Most cooking thermometers contain mercury and may cause an electrical arc, malfunction, or damage to oven.

7.Do not heat baby bottles in oven.

8.Do not use metal utensils in oven except when recommended by microwave food manufacturers.

9.Never use paper, plastic, or other combustible materials that are not intended for cooking.

10.When cooking with paper, plastic, or other combustible materials, follow manufacturer's recommendations on product use.

11.Do not use paper towels which contain nylon

or other synthetic fibers. Heated synthetics could melt and cause paper to ignite.

12.Do not heat sealed containers or plastic bags

in oven. Food or liquid could expand quickly and cause container or bag to break. Pierce or open container or bag before heating.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO

EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY

a.DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with the door open sinceopen-dooroperation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.

b.DO NOT place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.

c.DO NOT operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important the oven door close

properly and there is no damage to the: (1) door (bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken

or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces.

d.The oven should NOT be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Installation

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT UNDER ANY

WARNING

CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR

REMOVE THE ROUND

IMPROPER USE OF THE GROUNDING PLUG CAN RESULT

IN A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR DEATH.

GROUNDING PRONG FROM

THE PLUG OR BEND THE

This oven MUST be grounded. In the event of an electrical short

POWER PRONGS TO FIT A

RECEPTACLE OTHER THAN

circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an

THE ONE SHOWN FOR YOUR

escape wire for the electric current. This oven is equipped with a

OVEN. SUCH ABUSE OF THE

cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must

PLUG CAN RESULT IN

be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. DO

ELECTRICAL SHOCKS OR

NOT use atwo-prongadapter.

OVERHEATING.

Consult a qualified electrician or servicer if the grounding instructions

 

 

are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the

 

oven is properly grounded.

 

Do not use an extension cord. If the product power cord is too short,

 

have a qualified electrician install a three-slotreceptacle. This oven

 

should be plugged into a separate 60 hertz circuit with the electrical

120V-15AMP

rating as shown in the appropriate drawing at left. When a microwave

oven is on a circuit with other appliances, an increase in cooking

 

times may be required and fuses can be blown.

 

 

Unpacking Oven

Remove all materials from oven interior.

Inspect microwave oven for damage such as dents in door or dents inside oven cavity.

Report any dents or breakage to source of purchase immediately. Do not attempt to use oven if damaged.

If oven has been stored in extremely cold area, wait a few hours before plugging in.

Oven Placement

Do not install microwave oven next to or above source of heat, such as an range or deep fat fryer. This could cause microwave oven to operate improperly and could shorten life of electrical parts.

Allow air flow around oven. At least 1 inch of clearance is required at top and sides of microwave oven to provide proper ventilation. With restricted air flow, oven does not operate properly and life of electrical parts will shorten.

Radio Interference

Microwave operation may cause interference to radio, television, or similar equipment. Reduce or eliminate interference by doing following:

Clean door according to door cleaning instructions in Care and Cleaning section of manual underGeneral Cleaning.

Place radio, television, etc. as far as possible from oven.

Use a properly installed antenna on radio, television, etc. to obtain stronger signal reception.

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Features

Display

Shows time of day when not cooking.

Displays remaining time when cooking by time or using timer.

+ONE MINUTE

Use +ONE MINUTE pad to add one minute of cooking time on high power.

Convenient one press programming.

INSTANT COOK

Use POPCORN, FRESH VEGETABLE,or

FROZEN DINNER pad to cook commonly microwaved items.

AUTO SELECT

Use AUTO ACCU-THAW pad to defrost meat, poultry, or fish by weight.

Use AUTO REHEAT pad to cook by food item and number of servings.

Timed Cooking

Use numbered pads to enter custom cooking or defrosting times.

Programs up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds cycle time.

COOKMATIC LEVEL

• Use to change cooking power levels.

CLOCK/DELAY START

Use to set time of day.

Use to set oven to start at desired time of day.

HOLD/TIMER

Use as a separate timer with no microwave cooking power.

Use when defrosting and cooking. For example, after defrosting, hold food with oven off for preset hold time. After preset hold time elapses, oven turns on and cooks.

MORE/LESS

Use when cooking with INSTANT COOK pads and

AUTO REHEAT pad.

MORE/LESS pad increases and decreases cooking times.

STOP/RESET

Stops oven operation.

Cancels programming.

Erases mistakes during programming.

Cancels minute timer.

Pauses oven temporarily during cooking.

START

• Begins oven operation.

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Usage

Setting Clock

1.Press CLOCK/DELAY STARTpad.

“TIME” flashes in display.

2.Press numbers in order to enter time of day.

For example, 10:35 (A.M. or P.M..) press number pads 1,0,3,5.

3.Press CLOCK/DELAY STARTpad again.

Clock is set.

If oven power is interrupted all programming instructions erase.

Stop and Reset

Pressing STOP/RESET pad once pauses oven operation or clears programming to make changes. PressingSTOP/RESET pad again cancels programming.

To correct a mistake while programming, press STOP/RESET pad once. Make correction.

To change program after oven is operating, press STOP/RESET pad twice and cancel program. Enter new program.

To pause cooking and check food, press STOP/RESET pad. After checking food, pressSTART pad to resume cooking.

To pause cooking and cancel programming, press

STOP/RESET pad twice.

To cancel timer, press STOP/RESET pad once.

Multiple Stage Cooking

This microwave oven can be programmed to cook up to 3 cooking cycles (stages) in a row.

1.Set time and power level according to Timed Cooking section through step 3.

Do not press START pad.

2.Set time and power level according to Timed Cooking section for second stage.

If only 2 stages are desired press START pad.

3.Set time and power level according to Timed Cooking section for third stage.

4.Press START pad to begin cooking.

5.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

+ONE MINUTE Pad

Use pad to cook for 1 minute or add cooking time in 1 minute increments while cooking.

1.Place food in oven and close door.

2.Press +ONE MINUTEpad.

“POWER”, “TIME,” and “COOK” show in display.

Oven starts automatically and cooks at full power for time selected. Cooking time counts down in display.

To increase time by one minute increments, touch +ONE MINUTE pad repeatedly.

3.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

Timed Cooking

1.Place food in oven and close door.

2.Press numbered pads to enter cooking time.

To enter 1 minute and 30 seconds, press 1,3, and0 pads in order.

1:3010POWER

TIME COOK I

3.Press COOKMATIC LEVEL pad and pads1-0 to enter power level if necessary.

0 pad sets oven to high power.

Oven automatically cooks using full power if power level is not set and START pad pressed.

See Cookmatic Level pad section for explanation of power levels.

4.Press START pad to begin cooking.

5.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

POPCORN Pad

Use pad to cook packages of popcorn. Follow manufactures’ recommendations for popping popcorn. Because different brands of popcorn pop at different rates, use MORE/LESS pad to produce desired results. SeeMORE/LESS pad section.

1.Place package of popcorn in oven and close door.

2.Press POPCORN pad.

Press POPCORN pad once to cook regular

3.5oz. package. “REG” shows in display.

Press POPCORN pad twice to cook a light3.0-3.5oz. package.“L-REG”shows in display.

Press POPCORN pad three times to cook single

1.75oz. package. “SNG” shows in display.

Press POPCORN pad four times to cook a light single1.5-1.75oz. package.“L-SNG”shows

in display.

3.Oven automatically begins cooking in approximately 2 seconds.

“POP” shows in display while oven cooks.

To see remaining cooking time, press and hold

POPCORN pad.

4.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

Use caution when opening popcorn bag. Steam from bag opening can burn.

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FRESH VEGETABLE Pad

Use FRESH VEGETABLE pad to cook vegetables measured in cups. Because different vegetables cook at different rates, useMORE/LESS pad to produce desired results. SeeMORE/LESS pad section.

1.Place vegetables in microwave safe utensil into oven and close door.

2.Press FRESH VEGETABLEpad.

Press FRESH VEGETABLE pad once to cook 1 cup of vegetables. “1 CUP” shows in display.

Press FRESH VEGETABLE pad twice to cook

2 cups of vegetables. “2 CUP” shows in display.

Press FRESH VEGETABLE pad three times to cook 3 cups of vegetables. “3 CUP” shows in display.

Press FRESH VEGETABLE pad four times to cook 4 cups of vegetables. “4 CUP” appears in display.

3.Oven automatically begins cooking in approximately 2 seconds.

To see remaining cooking time, press FRESH VEGETABLE pad.

4.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

FROZEN DINNER Pad

Use FROZEN DINNER pad to cook commercially prepared frozen dinners. Follow instructions concerning preparation and covering of frozen dinner. Place frozen dinner in center of oven for best cooking results. Because different frozen dinners cook at different rates, useMORE/LESS pad to produce desired results. SeeMORE/LESS pad section.

1.Place frozen dinner in oven and close door.

2.Press FROZEN DINNERpad.

Press FROZEN DINNER pad once to cook7-10oz. dinner.“7-10oz.” shows in display.

Press FROZEN DINNER pad twice to cook10-12oz. dinner.“10-12oz.” shows in display.

3.Oven automatically begins cooking in approximately 2 seconds.

To see remaining cooking time, press FROZEN DINNER pad.

4.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

AUTO ACCU-THAWPad

Use AUTO ACCU-THAW pad to thaw frozen food according to weight of food. After food weight is entered, oven automatically sets time, power level, and standing time. Oven accepts weight in (.5) ½ pound up to

6 pounds. For best defrosting results, do not defrost items that exceed maximum defrosting weight. Because foods defrost at different rates, AUTO ACCU-THAW pad may not produced desired results. For additional defrosting information and defrosting times, see

Defrosting Guide section.

 

Maximum

Food Item

Recommended

 

Weight

 

 

Roasts

 

Whole Chickens

6 lbs.

Turkey Breasts

 

 

 

Chops

 

Steaks

 

Ribs

4 lbs.

Chicken Pieces

 

Turkey Pieces

 

 

 

Ground Meat

 

Stew Meat

 

Cornish Hens

 

Shrimp

3 lbs.

Scallops

 

Whole Fish

 

Fish Fillets

 

Fish Steaks

 

 

 

1.Place food in oven and close door.

2.Press AUTOACCU-THAWpad.

Press pad until correct food weight shows in display. Food weight increases in increments of

.5 lbs. each time AUTO ACCU-THAW pad is pressed.

3.Oven automatically begins cooking in approximately 2 seconds.

4.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

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AUTO REHEAT Pad

Use AUTO REHEAT pad to cook or warm food items according to food type and servings. After food type and servings are entered, oven automatically sets time and power level.

1.Place food in oven and close door.

2.Press AUTO REHEATpad.

Press AUTO REHEAT pad once for plate of food. “FOOD” shows in display.

Press AUTO REHEAT pad twice for casserole. “CASS” shows in display.

Press AUTO REHEAT pad three time for soups and sauces. “SOUPS” shows in display.

Press AUTO REHEAT pad four times for vegetables. “VEG” shows in display.

3.Press number pad (1-4)to select number of servings for casseroles, soups, or vegetables.

When “PLATE” is selected, serving size automatically sets to “1”.

4.Press START pad to begin cooking.

5.Oven signals and flashes “END” when time elapses.

Cookmatic Level Pad

Use to change cooking power levels. See table below.

Power Level

Description

Power Level

Description

 

 

 

 

1

Warm

6

Simmer

 

 

 

 

2

Low

7

Medium High

 

 

 

 

3

Defrost

8

Reheat

 

 

 

 

4

Medium Low

9

Saute

 

 

 

 

5

Medium

10

High

 

 

 

 

Hold Pad

Use HOLD pad to hold food in the microwave, before cooking. Hold food up to 99 minutes 99 seconds. Do not allow unfrozen foods to stand at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Foods containing milk, eggs, cooked meat, poultry, fish, uncooked yeast, baking soda, and items that spoil quickly should be cooked immediately. Use foods that require little stirring. Cooked vegetables are safest foods to cook usingHOLD pad.

1.Place food in oven and close door.

2.Set hold time. For example, if food should set 20 minutes before cooking, press 2,0,0,and0 pad.

3.Press HOLD/TIMERpad.

4.Set cooking times and power levels according to

Timed Cooking and Multiple Stage Cookingsections.

After pressing START pad, oven light turns on and oven fan operates. “HOLD TIME” shows in display.

Oven does not produce microwave energy while “HOLD TIME” shows.

Timer Pad

Use oven as a timer.

1.Set time. For example, to set 15 minutes, press 1,5,0,and0 pad.

2.Press HOLD/TIMERpad.

“HOLD TIME” shows in display.

3.Press START pad.

Oven counts down time, signals, and flashes “END” when time elapses.

Delay Start Pad

Use DELAY START pad to begin cooking food up to 12 hours ahead of present time. Do not allow unfrozen foods to stand at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Foods containing milk, eggs, cooked meat, poultry, fish, uncooked yeast, baking soda, and items that spoil quickly should be cooked immediately. Use foods that require little stirring. Cooked vegetables are safest foods to cook usingDELAY START pad.

1.Verify oven shows correct time of day.

See Setting Clock section if display shows incorrect time.

2.Place food in oven and close door.

3.Set cooking times and power levels according to

Timed Cooking and Multiple Stage Cookingsections.

Do not press START pad.

4.Press CLOCK/DELAY STARTpad.

5.Enter desired start time using numbered pads.

For example, 10:35 (A.M. or P.M.) press number pads 1,0,3,5.

6.Press START pad.

Clock returns to current time of day.

More/Less Pad

Use when cooking with INSTANT COOK pads and

AUTO REHEAT pad. MORE/LESSpad increases or decreases cooking times by 15 seconds.

1.Press INSTANT COOK pads or AUTO REHEAT pad and allow cooking to begin.

2.Press MORE/LESS pad.

“MORE”, “LESS”, or “NORM” shows in display.

Press MORE/LESS pad repeatedly until desired display is shown.

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Utensils

Child Lock

When child lock is active, touch pads are disabled and microwave activity cannot take place.

1.Press CLOCK/DELAY STARTpad.

“0” shows in display.

2.Press 1 pad.

3.Press START pad.

“L” shows behind “0” in display. Child lock is on.

4.Repeat procedure to deactivate child lock.

Pads do not signal while deactivating child lock.

Turn Off Oven Sound

1.Press CLOCK/DELAY STARTpad.

“0” shows in display.

2.Press 1 pad.

3.Press MORE/LESS pad.

Oven sound is deactivated.

4.Repeat procedure to activate sound.

Demonstration Mode

Demonstrate oven without producing microwave energy. Oven appears to operate normally, but display time elapses rapidly when in demonstration mode.

1.Press CLOCK/DELAY STARTpad.

“0” shows in display.

2.Press 1 pad.

3.Press COOKMATIC LEVELpad.

“DEMO” shows behind in display. Demonstration mode is active.

4.Repeat procedure to deactivate demonstration mode.

Microwave Utensil Test

Use test to check utensils for microwave safeness. Dish remains cool if not absorbing microwaves and microwaves are being absorbed by water. Dish becomes hot if absorbing microwaves.

1.Place glass measuring cup of water next to empty dish to be tested in oven.

2.Heat on full power for one minute.

3.Check temperature of tested dish.

If dish remains cool and water is hot, dish is microwave safe.

If dish is slightly warm, use for short term cooking only.

If dish is hot and water is cool, do not use.

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