ASTM International - ASTM C1607-12(2020)

Standard Test Method for Determination of “Microwave Safe for Reheating” for Ceramicware

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 November 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Cookware, cutlery and flatware): 97.040.60
significance And Use:

5.1 This test method is for evaluating ceramic products that are intended for reheating in a Consumer based microwave oven. It is not intended for evaluating products that will be used in... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method determines the suitability of ceramicware for use in microwave re-heating applications. Microwave ovens are mainly used for reheating and defrosting frozen foods. Severe thermal conditions can occur while reheating foods. Typical reheating of foods requires one to 5 min in the microwave at the highest power settings. Longer periods than 5 min are considered cooking. Cooking test methods and standards are not addressed in this test method. Most ceramicware is minimally absorbing of the microwave energy and will not heat up significantly. Unfortunately there are some products that absorb microwave energy to a greater extent and can become very hot in the microwave and pose a serious hazard. Additionally, the nature of microwave heating introduces radiation in a non-uniform manner producing temperature differentials in the food being cooked as well as the ceramic container holding it. The differential may become great enough to thermal shock the ware and create dangerous conditions.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM C1607-12(2020)
November 1, 2020
Standard Test Method for Determination of “Microwave Safe for Reheating” for Ceramicware
1.1 This test method determines the suitability of ceramicware for use in microwave re-heating applications. Microwave ovens are mainly used for reheating and defrosting frozen foods. Severe thermal...
November 1, 2016
Standard Test Method for Determination of “Microwave Safe for Reheating” for Ceramicware
1.1 This test method determines the suitability of ceramicware for use in microwave re-heating applications. Microwave ovens are mainly used for reheating and defrosting frozen foods. Severe thermal...
April 1, 2012
Standard Test Method for Determination of “Microwave Safe for Reheating” for Ceramicware
1.1 This test method determines the suitability of ceramicware for use in microwave re-heating applications. Microwave ovens are mainly used for reheating and defrosting frozen foods. Severe thermal...
February 15, 2006
Standard Test Method for Determination of "Microwave Safe for Reheating" for Ceramicware
1.1 This test method determines the suitability of ceramicware for use in microwave re-heating applications. Microwave ovens are mainly used for reheating and defrosting frozen foods. Severe thermal...
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