Use microwave correctly and professionally

As easy as the microwave seems to be, it still has some of its pitfalls. Much is done quite often wrong - with the result that food either too much or too little heated, or unsightly. How to use the microwave correctly, and what points to pay attention to, read here.

Basic restrictions for use

It can only be heated in the microwave, which contains enough water. If the food is too dry, it dries out additionally and then becomes rock-hard and inedible.

Not suitable for the microwaveResult
Whole eggs (open is limited)Egg explodes
hot dogburst, but can be heated in a bowl of water
Chestnuts (chestnuts)can also explode
Oil, frying fatscan burn
Bread rolls and baked goodsbecome rock hard and sticky inside
Pizzabecomes unappetizing and sticky, warming up at low benefits goes with limitations
milkMilk heated milk loses some of its nutrients and changes the taste
breast milkBreast milk bottles must never be placed in the microwave as they lose their nutritional value
fresh meat, minced meat, poultry or fresh eggshigh germ danger! Better heat on the stove

Important tips

  • Temperature before time
  • use only suitable dishes
  • always stir and cover

Temperature before time

Although the microwave brings time advantages, you should rather choose lower levels and longer cooking times, in order to even through food. The same applies to warming up food. Always use high power only at the beginning, then continue to cook slowly at low power. Also when thawing a lot is to be considered.

Use only suitable dishes

Dishes that come into the microwave must not contain any metal (otherwise sparks will be generated). Glass and porcelain are ideal, plastics must be suitable for microwaves.

Always stir and cover

Not only for reasons of cleanliness (protection of the microwave) but also as protection against drying out food and food should always be covered. Keep interrupting and stirring while cooking. Due to the way the microwave works, food will heat up unevenly and must always be stirred.

Distribute as flat as possible and over a large area

Also because of the functioning of the microwave, it is ideal to distribute food and food as flat and evenly as possible. This significantly reduces cooking and warm-up times.

Tips & Tricks

Also, the bad habit of wanting to dry damp clothes in the microwave, you should refrain. Manufacturers do not always state that. Like the famous wet kitten in the microwave you should also dry clothes better elsewhere, the clothes and the microwave can be ruined, there is also a risk of fire.

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