CorningWare Browner Instructions
Please Note: These instructions were transcribed from a Canadian version (circa 1986) of the instructions that CorningWare included with the Browning Utensils. The instructions (as noted on the chart at the bottom of this page) were written for use with a 650-Watt oven. Therefore, you will probably need to use the Conversion Charts at this site to adjust the times.
WHY A MICROWAVE BROWNER?
In microwave cooking some foods cook in too short a time to brown naturally. Generally, these are the types of food cooked by frying on the range in a fry pan or skillet. The Corning Microwave Browners allow browning, searing, grilling and frying during microwave cooking, producing colour as well as flavour.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Certain Corning Ware cookware items have a special light gray coating on the outside bottom of the utensil. This coating, when the EMPTY BROWNER IS PREHEATED in the microwave oven, absorbs microwave energy producing a hot cooking surface that sears or browns food. Feet or other design features keep the hot coated surface from touching the microwave shelf. USE MICROWAVE BROWNERS IN MICROWAVE OVENS ONLY.
Note: Regular CORNINGWARE cookware without this special coating can NOT be used as a browner.
WHEN TO USE A MICROWAVE BROWNER?
Foods that require a hot surface such as meat patties, steaks, chops, chicken pieces, fish, grilled sandwiches, frozen pizza are best cooked on a microwave browner. Roasts or large pieces of meat or poultry do not require a microwave browner as their longer cooking time allows natural browning of the food.
HOW TO USE A MICROWAVE BROWNER
Place EMPTY microwave browner (without cover) in microwave oven.
Preheat the microwave browner for the same reason as preheating a rangetop fry pan, to make a hot surface which will brown foods.
Using FULL POWER (OR HIGH SETTING) PREHEAT FOR TIME SUGGESTED on browner Cooking Chart (at bottom of this page).*
DO NOT preheat longer than:
- 4 minutes for small (MW-83-W)
- 6 minutes for medium (MW-9)
- 8 minutes for large (MW2, MWA-10)
Preheat time depends on the size of browner, type of food etc. Adjust suggested times for desired results. If necessary, rotate cookware during preheat period.
IMMEDIATELY PLACE FOOD ON THE HOT SURFACE OF THE BROWNER as surface cools off quickly reducing browning.
If possible leave cookware in oven. Food must make good contact with cooking surface in order to brown. Smoking and spattering will occur as in any frying or broiling situation.
MICROWAVE FOR SUGGESTED TIME (see chart at bottom of this page)*.
The hot surface browns the food while microwave energy cooks it.
TURN FOOD OVER AFTER 30 seconds to 2 minutes AND MICROWAVE for desired doneness.
For extra browning turn food onto unused cooking surface. Rotate browner.
REMOVE DISH CAREFULLY as the coated part of the dish becomes VERY HOT.
- Use pot holders.
- Place hot browner on trivet to protect counter top or table.
- For additional servings remove excess food etc. and preheat browner again, about one-half-original preheat time before adding food.
*Microwave oven manufacturers may provide charts or recipes for using browners in their brand of microwave ovens.
- To improve browning and prevent sticking, coat cooking surface of browner with small amount of butter or margarine just before adding the food.
- To increase browning use a spatula to flatten or press food against cooking surface for better contact.
- The skillet cover helps reduce splattering, but may produce a "steamed" product.
- Experiment with preheat times. Successful microwave browning depends considerably upon personal taste preferences.
- Thaw food completely before browning. Ice crystals in food prevents browning. Excess moisture decreases browning.
- DO NOT … use on rangetop or in conventional oven.
- DO NOT … cook on coated underside of browner.
- DO NOT … use browner with any plastic or paper accessories.
- DO NOT … place glass cover under a browning unit.
TYPES OF MICROWAVE BROWNERS
- BROWNING SKILLETS with heat-resistant glass covers.
Skillets are ideal to brown or sauté foods. Add other ingredients, cover and microwave. These skillets also can be used as regular microwave cookware. The surface does not function as a browner when covered with food.
- BROWNING GRILL
The Browning Grill has a slightly sloping service which allows fats and juices to drain away from the food into the well surrounding the cooking surface. Its flat design makes it easy to turn food over.
CARE AND CLEANING
- Wash Dish in hot sudsy water.
- For cooked on food soak in hot sudsy water. Use a mild cleanser such as baking soda, Bon Ami Cleanser, Corning Cleaner-Conditioner, or plain plastic mesh pads.
- DO NOT use metal or abrasive pads — such products can scratch.
- A hot cover can break if placed on a wet surface or in water.
BROWNER DISH (AND SPECIAL COATING)
Acknowledgement: Thank you to CindyMuffin, for scanning and forwarding these instructions. CindyMuffin has been a special asset to our site by answering questions about Corelle, Pyrex and CorningWare. She has her own website, Corelle Corner, dedicated to unraveling the history of many of the Corelle, CorningWare and Pyrex lines.
|CORNING/CORELLE=MICROWAVE PLUS=BROWNING GRILL=MW-85=WINTER FROST WHITE||$17.95||30m|
|Vintage Corning Ware All White MW-2 Microwave Browning Grill 12" Square||$24.00||1h 15m|
|CORNING WARE ALL WHITE MICROWAVE BROWNING DISH/PAN & LID MW 83-W||0||$8.99||2h 49m|
|AMANA RADARANGER BROWNING SKILLET, MADE BY CORNING ~ 10" x 10" x 2"||0||$1.99||2h 53m|
|Vintage CORNING WARE MW A-10 Microwave Casserole Browning Skillet 10"||$10.00||3h 56m|
|CORNING MICROWAVE PLUS BROWNING GRILL||0||$7.99||4h 17m|
|CORNING WARE PYREX CORELLE Small MICROWAVE BROWNING PLATE GRILL GRIDDLE||0||$17.99||5h 20m|
|Corning Wear White Coupe Microwave Browner||$24.99||6h 51m|
|Corning Ware #MW 16-8 Microwave Browning 10" Square Dish Casserole w Lid Vintage||$14.44||14h 2m|
|Corning Ware Microwave Browning Dish 2 Quart 10" Casserole & Pyrex Lid MW-A-10||$51.94||14h 30m|
|Pre-Owned Corning Ware Microwave Browning Plate Oval Footed Side Handles White||$14.99||17h 4m|
|CORNING WARE MW-16 FOOTED MICROWAVE MICROMATE BROWNING DISH WITH||$9.00||18h 50m|
|Vintage Amana Radarange Corning Handled Browning Skillet||$14.99||18h 57m|
|VINTAGE CORNING BROWNING SKILLET AMANA RADARANGE MICROWAVE OVEN-BLUE FAR||$24.99||19h 17m|
|Corning Ware Amana Radarange Microwave Browning Skillet Dish with 10" Pyrex lid||0||$9.99||19h 21m|
|2 CORNING WARE MICROWAVE BROWNING GRILL TRAY Mw-11 Vintage Usa||$19.50||19h 53m|
|Corning Ware Microwave Browning Dish with Lid - 10" Square||0||$3.99||20h 5m|
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|Vintage ~ 6 1/2" ~ Corning ~ Solid White ~ Sauce Pan ~ Browning Dish||$10.00||23h 3m|
|VINTAGE CORNING WARE 9" MICROWAVE BROWNING SKILLET-PYREX LID||$26.00||23h 32m|
|VINTAGE CORNING BROWNING SKILLET - MICROWAVE OVEN-BLUE COLONIAL HOUSE PYREX LID||$19.00||23h 51m|
|Corning Ware Amana Radarange Microwave Browning Skillet White w/Lid 10"||0||$12.99||23h 57m|
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|CORNING MICRO MATE BROWNING SKILLET MW-9||$9.99||1d 1h 5m|
|CORNING WARE MICROWAVE BROWNER BROWNING GRILL COOKING GRIDDLE DISH TRAY WHITE 12||$16.94||1d 1h 7m|
|Corning Ware White MW-2 Browner Grill 12" X 11-1/2"||0||$10.99||1d 1h 10m|
|Corning Ware White MW-3 Browner Grill 14-1/2" X 11-1/2"||0||$10.99||1d 1h 10m|
|Corning Ware Browning Skillet Amana Radaranger Microwave Oven with Pyrex Lid!!||0||$8.95||1d 1h 10m|
|Vtg Corning Ware Microwave Footed Browning Dish Casserole MW A-10 Lid 10" Square||$9.99||1d 1h 27m|
|Vtg Corning Ware MW-11 Browning Grill Microwave Dish Plate Server White||$6.99||1d 1h 29m|
|Corning Microwave Plus MW-85 Browning Grill 8.5” in Original Box||0||$10.99||1d 1h 34m|
|Corning Ware Small White Browning Dish With Handle And Lid||$4.00||1d 2h 40m|
|Corning Ware MW-2 Microwave Browner Grill Mint||$8.99||1d 2h 59m|
|Corning Ware Microwave Browner Grill. #MW-2||0||$2.00||1d 9h 17m|
|Vintage Corning Ware Sears Blue Wildflower Casserole Microwave Browning Dish||0||$10.99||1d 11h 26m|
|Corning Ware MR-1 Microwave/Oven Rack Bacon Browning Roasting Pan Oven Plate||0||$6.25||1d 13h 49m|
|Littonware A-1003 Microwave Browner Grill L-3 For Litton by Corning White 14.5||$8.95||1d 14h 16m|
|CORNING WARE COLONIAL HOUSE BROWNING SKILLET ROASTER #DC||$17.09||1d 14h 54m|
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|Corning Ware Micro Mate Browner w/ Lid||$19.99||1d 17h 24m|
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|Corning Ware Microwave Browner Grill Browning Dish MW-2 Drip Channel||$24.99||1d 19h 50m|
|Vintage Microwave Browning Dish Corning Ware for Sears Blue Wild Flower with Lid||$22.49||1d 19h 53m|
|VINTAGE AMANA RADARANGE 10" CORNING BROWNING SKILLET WITH LID CASSEROLE||$22.49||1d 19h 58m|
|Corning Ware Microwave Plus White MW- 11 Browning Grill EUC||$10.00||1d 20h 56m|
|Corning Ware MW-2 Microwave Browner Grill 12 x 12 inches||$10.00||1d 21h 24m|
|Corning Ware Square Browning Skillet, Amana Radarange Exclusive with Pyrex Lid||$14.07||1d 22h 12m|
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|VTG 11x14" Litton Corning Micro-Browner Microwave Grill Ceramic Plate Meat Bacon||$21.99||1d 23h 40m|
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|CORNING WARE "micro mate" Browner MW-16 Casserole Dish - KITCHEN BAKEWARE||0||$4.99||2d 16m|
|UNUSED MINT ~ Square Corning Ware White MICROWAVE BROWNER GRILL MW-2 Vintage||$10.99||2d 19m|
|Corning Brand 7" Browning Skillet Blue Colonel design||0||$7.00||2d 30m|
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|White Corning Ware Micro Mate Browner w/ Clear Glass Lid For The Microwave!||$19.97||2d 1h 33m|
|Corning Ware Microwave Browning Plate MW85||1||$14.95||2d 1h 50m|
|Corning Ware MW-3 MIcrowave Browner Grill 14.5" x 11.5"||$9.99||2d 1h 59m|
|Corning Ware Amana Radarange Microwave Browning Skillet Dish with 10" Pyrex Lid||0||$10.99||2d 2h 56m|
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|Corning Ware All White Microwave Browning Dish Skillet Pan MW-83-B with Lid||0||$10.50||2d 3h|
|VINTAGE CORNING WARE SIGNATURE ELECTRONIC OVEN BROWNER GRILLE BLUE FLOWERS||$14.99||2d 3h 25m|
|Corning Microwave Plus MW 85 Ceramic Browning Grill With hand holds 8.5x8.5||$25.00||2d 3h 28m|
|vintage CORNING WARE white Microwave Browning Dish MW-83-B pan||0||$0.99||2d 3h 32m|
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|White Corning Ware Microwave Browner Grill Browning Tray MW-2||$24.00||2d 15h 9m|
|VINTAGE CORNING WARE BROWNING SKILLET FOR AMANA RADARANGE MICROWAVE OVEN 6 1/2"||$8.00||2d 15h 45m|
|Corning Ware MW-2 Microwave Browner Grill 11 3/4 X 12" Excellent Quality||$8.00||2d 16h 38m|
|Corning Ware White MW-A-10 Microwave Browning Dish with Dome Lid||0||$15.95||2d 16h 41m|
|CORNING WARE MICROWAVE BROWNER GRILL MW-2 WHITE||$22.49||2d 17h 39m|
|Corning MICROWAVE Plus BROWNING GRILL MW-85 *LN*||$17.95||2d 17h 40m|
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|corning ware browning dish||$1.50||2d 18h 9m|
|CORNING WARE MICROWAVE BROWNER GRILL MW-2 WHITE||$22.49||2d 19h 18m|
|Corning Ware Square Microwave Browning Browner Grill MW-2||0||$8.99||2d 19h 52m|
|VTG Corning Pyrex Browning Skillet for Amana Radar Range-9 inch and serving tray||$19.50||2d 20h 20m|
|Amana Radaranger Browning Skillet by Corning Size 11.5 x 10"||$20.00||2d 20h 21m|
|Corning Ware Centura White Covered Browning Skillet||$19.99||2d 20h 26m|
|Corning MW-85 Microwave Plus Browning Grill USA Excellent Condition||$15.00||2d 21h 16m|
|Vintage Amana Radarange 10" Corelle Corning Browning Skillet With Lid||$10.27||2d 23h 32m|
|VINTAGE CORNING BROWNING SKILLET AMANA RADARANGE MICROWAVE OVEN-BLUE FARMHOUSE||$6.99||2d 23h 35m|
|CORNING WARE ALL WHITE MICROWAVE BROWNING DISH/PAN & LID MW 83-B (bin 101)||0||$8.00||2d 23h 51m|
|Vintage CORNING WARE MW-85 Microwave Plus Browning Grill Plate||$9.99||3d 2h 18m|
|Vintage Corning Ware Mw-85 Microwave Plus Browning Grill||0||$6.99||3d 2h 57m|
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|*UNOPENED BOX* CORNING WARE MICROWAVE PLUS BROWNING SKILLET DISH #MW-A-10||$16.00||3d 13h 55m|
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|LARGE~ WHITE~ CORNING WARE MICROWAVE BROWNER GRILL WITH METAL SERVING RACK||0||$59.99||3d 14h 30m|
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|Corning Ware Microwave Browner Grill - MW-3||$9.00||3d 17h 13m|
|Corning Ware Micro Wave Browning Dish MW-A 10 w/ Glass Lid||$24.99||3d 17h 14m|
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|VINTAGE CORNING WARE MW-2 MICROWAVE BROWNER GRILL CRISPER||$14.99||3d 21h 57m|