carousel vs. turntable tray

English translation: removable rack vs. glass platter

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English term or phrase:carousel vs. turntable tray
Selected answer:removable rack vs. glass platter
Entered by: Attila Magyar

09:55 Nov 3, 2010
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Cooking / Culinary / microwave oven
English term or phrase: carousel vs. turntable tray
I'm translating a manual for a microwave oven.
I thought that the two phrases were synonyms. But based on these two sentences maybe they have different meanings:

"If necessary, the carousel and turntable tray can be removed with the tray handle tool while wearing protective oven mitts to wipe spills."
"Unless oven has cooled for one hour and 30 minutes, the carousel and turntable tray are extremely hot."

What is the difference between the two words?
Attila Magyar
Hungary
Local time: 02:26
little spider thing that makes it turn vs. glass platter
Explanation:
Just a guess, and it will depend on the specific type of oven, which you don't state.

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Note added at 39 mins (2010-11-03 10:35:19 GMT)
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With that important extra context, it sounds then as if the turntable is the bit at the bottom that does the driving, and perhaps the carousels are some kind of stacking elements that can be piled up on top?
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Tony M
France
Local time: 02:26
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little spider thing that makes it turn vs. glass platter


Explanation:
Just a guess, and it will depend on the specific type of oven, which you don't state.

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Note added at 39 mins (2010-11-03 10:35:19 GMT)
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With that important extra context, it sounds then as if the turntable is the bit at the bottom that does the driving, and perhaps the carousels are some kind of stacking elements that can be piled up on top?

Tony M
France
Local time: 02:26
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