Advantium Cookware Use by Cooking Mode

The type of cooking mode determines what type of cookware to use in the Advantium. The Owner's Manual covers the proper cookware in detail. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.

Caution: The oven and door will get very hot when speedcooking, convection baking, broiling, warming or toasting. Cookware will become hot. Oven mitts will be needed to handle the cookware.

MICROWAVE-ONLY

  • The turntable support must always be in place, and put the food or microwavable container directly on the clear glass tray.
  • Use only microwave-safe cookware, such as:
    • Glass cooking dishes, measuring cups, etc. without metal trim or paint. Most of the cooking in GE test kitchens was done with Pyrex and Visions cookware.
    • Ceramic mugs or plates without metal trim or paint.
    • Any "safe for use in microwave" plastic or silicone container, when used following the cookware manufacturer's recommendations. Leave the container partially uncovered.
  • Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap can be used. Be sure to vent plastic wrap so steam can escape.
  • Boilable" cooking/steaming pouches and tightly closed plastic bags should be slit, pierced, or vented as directed by package instructions.
  • Be sure to select a size cookware that will rotate easily.
  • Avoid any metal cookware, utensils, twist ties, etc.
  • DO NOT use the wire rack or metal tray DO NOT use aluminum foil except as directed in the Owner's Manual.
  • DO NOT use recycled paper products/wax paper, paper products containing nylon, or foam containers.


SPEEDCOOKING

  • The turntable support must always be in place, and put the food or oven-safe container directly on the metal tray. Use only the metal trays specified for use with this oven.
  • Any non-metal, oven-safe dish can be used in your oven, such as glass or ceramic casserole dishes, pie plates and other heat-safe cookware.
  • Silicone and "oven safe" plastic cookware CANNOT be used because the temperature in the oven exceed the temperatures recommended by the cookware manufacturers.
  • Food can be placed directly on the metal tray. Use the metal tray as you would use a shallow baking pan or baking tray.
    • Circular pattern - Ex: biscuits, cookies
    • Spoke pattern - Ex: crescent rolls, breadsticks
    • SxS pattern - Ex: steaks, pork chops
    • Single layer - Ex: appetizers
  • Be sure to select a size that will rotate easily.
  • DO NOT use the wire oven rack for speedcook.
  • DO NOT cover foods when speedcooking. This includes lids, foil, plastic, wax or paper, as containers or cooking/roasting bags.
  • DO NOT cover the turntable, metal trays or any part of the oven with metal foil. CONVECTION


BAKING/BROILING & WARMING/PROOFING/TOASTING

  • The turntable support must always be in place, and put the food directly on the metal tray or place oven-safe dish on the wire rack. Use only the metal trays specified for use with this oven.
  • Any oven-safe dish can be used. Place directly on the metal tray or wire rack.
    • Metal pans are recommended (but not required) for all types of baked products, but especially where browning is important.
    • Dark or dull finish metal pans are best for breads and pies because they absorb heat and produce crisper crust.
    • Glass or glass-ceramic casserole or baking dishes are best suited for egg and cheese recipes due to the cleanability of glass.
    • Silicone and "oven safe" plastic cookware CANNOT be used because the temperature in the oven exceed the temperatures recommended by the cookware manufacturers.
  • Use the wire oven rack when convection baking or warming. On models with two rack positions: Use the lower rack clips for cooking on one level
    • Use the top clips for two level baking Put food or oven-safe cookware directly on the metal tray to convection bake, warm or toast.
    • Use the metal tray in the same way you would use a shallow baking pan or baking tray. You can use aluminum foil
  • Proofing: Put bread dough in a bowl/bread pan and place on the metal tray to proof.
  • Warming: Crisp foods - leave food uncovered; Moist foods - cover food with lid or aluminum foil.
  • Broil or Toast: For best results, place food directly on the metal tray. For searing/broiling meat, preheat with the metal tray in the oven and place food on the hot metal tray. Use caution when placing meat on the hot tray.
  • DO NOT cover dishes or use plastic containers, plastic cooking/roasting bags, plastic wrap, wax paper or paper when broiling or toasting.

The largest rectangular dish that can be used is an 11" x 7" dish in the over-the range models and 13" x 9" in the wall oven models.

When you use a preprogrammed selection, the display will scroll a message with which tray to use.

When using the Manual Cook mode, the microwave power must be set to ZERO if using any metal cookware other than the tray provided with the unit.