The microwave oven is now an essential part of most kitchens. It will not heat up your kitchen when its hot outside - durong summer. Unfortunately, most people still use the microwave to reheat, make popocorn and saute. Thatís just fine - but the appliance can do so much more!
Microwaves can pass through plastic, paper, wood and glass but not through metals. Thatís why youíll get ďArchingĒ or sparking if you put metal in the microwave.You might be used to your ovens temperature in degrees but you can convert your microwaveís temperature that is described in power or watts. A microwave on high or 100% power is about the same as having your oven at 425 degrees. A 350-degree oven would be about the same as a microwave at 50% power.
Round dishes give more even cooking results than squares or rectangles.Never pile food one on top of the other. In a microwave food always cooks evenly when spaced apart.For cut vegetables make sure pieces are of equal size for equal cooking.Always start off with the shortest cooking time listed in the recipe, this way vegetables will not be overcooked. You can always cook it for some more time if required.
Milk based foods tend to boil over so use a larger and deeper container.You cannot fry in the microwave, as cooking fat in large quantities is dangerous.
Benefits using Microwave:
1. Cooking is very fast and economical
2. Consumes less oil
3. Taste remains the same
4. You can make cake
5. Microwave cannot harm your food
6. Helps you defrost food in a easier way
So what are you waiting for, get yourself a microwave and enjoy low calorie cooking with less power consumption. I guess this is the need of the hour.