Faq's

Know More About Plastic And Your Premium Cutting EDGE Products!

I'm concerned about using plastic? Is it safe, and how can I know for sure?
There are many different kinds of plastics designed for various uses. Cutting EDGE, as a policy, strictly uses Microwave safe plastic that is FDA approved. We maintain high standards of quality and stringently check any plasticizing agents that may be used to add special properties to the plastic to ensure that they cause no harm in any way whatsoever. If you have specific concerns, you may write to us atcontact@cedgestaff.com and we shall endeavor to remove all your fears and provide the information that you need so that you can make a well informed decision on your own. 

What kind of plastics should I be wary of? 
As an informed consumer, you should understand the following about plastics and what forms of plastic may actually harm you:

  • PET bottles and containers that may leach benzene into its contents when microwaved
  • Special plastics are FDA approved for one use only. This usually includes containers from hotels/restaurants who use them to pack take-out orders. Do not use these containers on a regular basis and dispose of them quickly after first use
  • Plastic that has been recycled on more than one count loses its strength and bonding between its particles which may subsequently be passed into the food. Please make sure that you buy items that are either completely virgin, or where the company can make a substantial claim that the recycled components have comprehensively been shown to be food and microwave safe.
  • Generally avoid using containers that are too thin for too long in the microwave. Apart from potentially causing harm, they can also be a safety concern since plastic bends easily when heated and can make you spill the hot contents on to yourself.


What kind of Microwave applications can I use my Cutting EDGECookware for?
Your Cutting EDGE Cookware can be used for an immensely large variety of cooking applications. It can be used for baking cakes, cooking curries, steaming vegetables and rice, making biryani, boiling milk, and much much more! You can use it for any moist cooking applications without any fear of the containers melting. 

Can I use my Cutting EDGE Cookware in the Grill/Convection/Combination modes too? 
No! Unfortunately, plastic cannot safely withstand temperatures beyond that of the regular Microwave Mode of the microwave. Kindly ensure before using our products that your Microwave has been set to the Microwave mode only! Please refer to your Microwave Ovens' instruction manual on how to do this.
Please note that Cutting EDGE cannot be liable or made responsible for any damages caused due to incorrect usage. We urge you to carefully understand the different functions of your microwave and ensure that the temperature inside does not cross 100-105°C in your chosen setting.

Where can I learn more about different kinds of plastics and what different recycling codes on the products mean? 
The different recycling codes refer to the kind of plastic used and can give a general overview of the viable use of that plastic for different applications. Knowing the plastic codes can help you as a consumer make an informed and intelligent choice on the kind of plastic products you buy.

You can find more information on the Plastic Recycling Codes here

Can I use Cutting EDGE cookware for Dry Cooking? 
Dry cooking can be done solely at users own risk and is not recommended/warranted/or guaranteedby Cutting EDGE in any manner whatsoever. Lack of moisture in cooking applications in the Microwave allows certain points of contact of the food with the container to exceed the maximum temperature at which it can be safely used and may cause it to melt/burn and permanently damage the product.

What are the general power settings I need to use in the Microwave? 
To put it straight, each brand of Microwave varies to some extent in the Power Settings and the amount of heating associated with those Power Levels. The table below can be used as a general but not definitive guideline on the Power Settings that you should follow for different Cooking Applications:

Power Level Percent (Input) Power Rank Term Cooking Application Term Applications

90%-100%

High

Cooking , Boiling

  1. Cooking Curries, Rice, Meat, Fish, Chicken, Vegetables, etc.
  2. Boil Milk, soups, etc.

70%-80%

Medium-High

Roasting

  1. For Cooking Food at Moderate Heat.
  2. Reheating Curries and soups.

50%-60%

Medium

Simmer, Defrost

  1. Cooking soft foods like fish, mushrooms, chicken.
  2. Reheating Dry Food Products
  3. Defrosting of foods like mutton and chicken.

30%-40%

Medium Low

Defrost

  1. Defrosting of frozen vegetables like peas, carrots, minced meat, fish, etc.

10%-20%

Low

Warm

  1. Keep Food Warm
  2. Defrost

 

What are the other different types of bowls and materials that I can use safely in the Microwave?
The following table can be used as a general guideline on acceptable materials and container types that can be safely used in the Microwave.


Cookware

Microwave

Grill

Combination

Convection

Glass Ceramics (Heat Resistant or Oven Tempered)

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fancy Ceramics (Pottery & Porcelain, China & Stone)

Yes

No

No

Yes**

Plastics (Polystyrene/Melamine)

No

No

No

No

Special Microwave Plastics

Yes**

No

No

No

Metal Dishes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Paper Plates/cups/Paper Napkins

  1. Butter Paper
  2. Recycled Paper Products (Brown Paper)

Yes (for Short Time/Reheating Only)
Yes
No

No 
No 
No

No 
No 
No

No 
No 
No

Wood & Straw

Yes***

No

No

No

Aluminium Foil

For Shielding

For Shielding

Yes

Yes

Aluminium Foil Containers

No

For Shielding

Yes

Yes

Cling Film

Yes

No

No

No

Fine Glassware / Crystal

No

No

No

No

Melamine

No

No

No

No

*Provided they do not have any metal rim      
**ONLY If recommended by Manufacturer      

***ONLY for short-term reheating