Important Safety Information
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
If you see arcing, press the “STOP/CANCEL” button and correct the
problem. Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
• Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennae).
• Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold-rimmed
dishes, in the microwave.
• Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used in the
• Only cook popcorn in your microwave oven using a special microwave
popcorn accessory dish, unless you use popcorn labeled for use in
• Some products- such as whole eggs (with shell), sealed containers, and
closed jars - will explode and should not be heated in this microwave
oven. Heating these products in the microwave oven could result in
• Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up inside egg
yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
• Operating the microwave with no food inside may cause damage to the
oven and could start a fire. It increases the heat around the magnetron
and can shorten the life of the oven.
• Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such as potatoes, hot dogs, sausages,
tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other giblets, and egg yolks should
be pierced to allow steam to escape before cooking.
Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach
the boiling point; they can actually get superheated and not bubble at all.
Superheated liquid can bubble up when it is moved or when something
like a spoon or tea bag is put into it. To prevent this from happening and
causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than 2 minutes per cup.
After heating, let the cup stand in the microwave for 30 seconds before
moving it or putting anything into it.
• Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with the lid off. Make sure
all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the heat evenly.
Be careful to prevent scalding when warming formula. The container may
feel cooler than the milk really is. Always test the milk before feeding
• Spontaneous boiling- Under certain circumstances, liquids may start to
boil during or shortly after removal from the microwave oven. To prevent
burns from splashing liquid, we recommend the following:
Before removing the container from the oven, allow the container to stand
in the the oven for 30 to 40 seconds. Containers such as soft drink bottles,
wine flasks and especially narrow-necked coffee cups. Even if the contain-
er is opened, excessive steam can build up and cause it to burst or
• Don’t defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles (especially
carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure can
build up.This can cause the container to burst, possibly resulting in
• Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when opening any
containers of hot food, including popcorn bags, cooking pouches and
boxes. To prevent possible injury, direct steam away from hands and