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Prevent food poisoning and food-borne illnesses with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- An operator’s manual
- Microwave-safe containers
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
Follow the manufacturer's instruction manual for operating procedures and safety precautions for your oven model.
Use the microwave oven appropriately
Use the microwave only for defrosting, heating, and cooking food. Other uses may lead to a fire.
Use microwave-safe containers
Use microwave-safe containers including heat-safe glass, glass-ceramic, china, pottery without metal, and plastic containers labeled "Microwave-safe." Use paper for short heating periods.
Avoid containers with metal
Never use metal, including pottery or glass with metallic glaze, in the oven.
Do not overheat liquids
Do not overheat liquids such as water, coffee or tea in the oven. They may boil over after you remove them.
Exercise caution with baby foods
Heat baby food in a dish, not in the jar. When heating a bottle, remove the nipple to avoid trapping steam. After heating, shake the bottle to achieve a uniform temperature.