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I recently purchased a home with a built in microwave oven with a turntable. I cannot use a large rectangular pan in the oven because of the turnable. The manufacturer (Kitchen Aid) says the microwave cannot be used without the turntable. I would like to purchase a raised shelf or platform for the oven. Any suggestions??

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  1. Buy a round, straight sided casserole dish the right size for your microwave. A shelf or platform would raise the food higher than the optimal level designed for the machine.

    1. Apologies - no answer to your question, but a question of my own. What is it you like microwaving in this size pan so much that you'd consider microwave-renovation? I generally just use my microwave for prep and steaming vegetables, but it looks like you have a particular recipe that means something to you. Would you consider sharing? TIA.

      1. Does the microwave still run if you remove the microwave's glass dish and its underside ring with wheels? If so, then place a deep plate upside down into the microwave (use a plate deep enough so that you cover the rotating mechanism but don't interfere with its rotating action), then place your rectangular pan on top of the upside down plate.

        I haven't done this myself, but I think it should work.