Advantium Cookware Use by Cooking Mode

The type of cooking mode determines what type of cookware to use in the Advantium. When you use a preprogrammed selection, the display will scroll a message with which tray to use. 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.

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.
  • Stoneware is not recommended.


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


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.
  • 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.
  • DO NOT cover dishes or use plastic containers, plastic cooking/roasting bags, plastic wrap, wax paper or paper when broiling or toasting.