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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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MICROWAVE COOKWARE

A wide variety of cookware can be used in the microwave oven, all of which are termed microproof to indicate that it is safe and recommended for microwave cooking. Most materials are microproof for at least a limited amount of cooking time. The principal exception to this rule is metal. Unless specifically approved, containers made of metal, even partially, are never to be used in the microwave oven. Not only does metal reflect microwaves, preventing them from entering a food, but it can also cause arcing, a condition where a static charge is conduced between the metal container and walls of your oven. Arcing is not dangerous to you, but it can deface your oven.

When selecting containers to cook in, be sure to consider what ...

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