Important Safety Information
6 16021520 Rev. 0 ©2002 Maytag Appliances Company
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. Do not operate equipment without load or food in
6. 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.
7. Do not use regular cooking thermometers in oven.
Most cooking thermometers contain mercury and
may cause an electrical arc, malfunction, or
damage to oven.
8. Do not heat baby bottles in oven.
9. Do not use metal utensils in oven.
10. Never use paper, plastic, or other combustible
materials that are not intended for cooking.
11. When cooking with paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials, follow manufacturer's
recommendations on product use.
12. Do not use paper towels which contain nylon
or other synthetic fibers. Heated synthetics could
melt and cause paper to ignite.
13. 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.
14. To avoid pacemaker malfunction, consult
physician or pacemaker manufacturer about
effects of microwave energy on pacemaker.
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, observe the following:
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
a. DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with the
door open since open-door operation can result in
harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is
important not to defeat or tamper with the safety
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
c. DO NOT operate the oven if it is damaged. It
is particularly important that the oven door close
properly and that 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