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What Type of Dishes can I Use in my Microwave?

What Type of Dishes can I use in my KitchenAid Microwave? 

There are several different types of cookware and bakeware that can be used in your KitchenAid microwave. Before using any cookware or bakeware, test it in your microwave first.

To Test Cookware/Dinnerware:

  1. Place dish in microwave oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. Program 1 minute of cook time at 100%.
  2. If dish becomes hot and the water stays cool, do not use the dish in the microwave oven.

Microwave Safe and Not Safe Cookware and Bakeware

Below is a list of typical microwave-safe and not safe cookware and bakeware. Reminder, always follow the cookware and/or bakeware manufacturer's recommendations

Microwave Safe Microwave - Not Safe
Browning Dish Metal Cookware and Bakeware
Ceramic Glass Straw or Wicker
China, Earthenware Gold, Silver or Pewter
Melamine Non-Approved Meat Thermometers and Skewers
Paper Towels, Plates and/or Napkins Twist Ties
Plastic wraps, bags, covers, dinnerware, containers Foil Liners
Pottery and Clay Cookware or Bakeware with gold or silver trim
Silicone bakeware  
Wax Paper  

Specialty Microwave Cycles

Some microwave models have specialty cycles that allow different cookware or bakeware to be used.  Below is a list of some of these cycles.  Please refer to your Owner's Manual for specific information regarding these specialty cycles. 

Convection/Combination Cycles:  Metal bakeware may be used only during convection (bake) cycles. Use ovenproof, microwave-safe cookware for all other convection and combination cycles.

Convection Rack: Use the short convection rack for convection cycles (baking or roasting). Place cookware directly on rack for bake and for some roast functions. Some roast functions require that the food be placed directly on the rack. Use a microwave-safe, ovenproof dish or pan under the rack to catch the drippings.Two-level cooking is not recommended.

Grill Cycles: Use ovenproof, microwave-safe cookware to catch drippings. Two-level cooking is not recommended.

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