Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tips for Cooking with 220 Volt Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens have simplified cooking for several decades now. Modern microwave ovens are a valuable asset with our fast-paced lives that leaves us with little time to invest in extensive meal preparations. Good food is important to stay healthy, and regularly resorting to eating out or ordering in is not an acceptable alternative. A microwave allows you to cook good and healthy food quickly, and also occasionally indulge with a quick snack of microwaved chips or a cheesecake.

Most of us have seen a microwave being used for such a long time that we never learn to use it effectively, and sometimes even use it incorrectly. To cook with a microwave oven, first you need to understand how it works. A microwave oven starts cooking from the middle and proceeds outwards evenly, just the opposite of a gas stove. That being said, a microwave cannot penetrate food beyond about 1.5 inches, so avoid using thick or large quantities in a microwave. The microwave oven cooks food by heating up the food at a molecular level with invisible electromagnetic waves called microwaves, hence the name. That is also the reason why you cannot use metal inside a microwave oven. Common belief that this is same as cancer-causing radiation is a myth, and microwaves are quite safe when used appropriately.

A 220 volt microwave oven is the best bet for everyday cooking for home and commercial use.

Tips on cooking with a 220 Volt microwave

•    Even Cuts for Better Cooking: Slice vegetables in similar and equal sizes and proportions. Since the microwaves work evenly on all food, uniformly cut vegetables result in an evenly cooked meal. Also, remember to keep sizes below 1.5 inches

•    Space It Out: Maintain enough space between two items when grilling using a microwave. Larger raw ingredients like meats cook more evenly if they are separated by a little space

•    Keep Turning It: Keep turning the food over when you are cooking in a microwave, particularly for meats. While this is unimportant for food that cooks in under a couple of minutes, stuff that takes longer to cook benefit from turning over at least once. Do not worry about any heat escaping, but take care not to burn yourself

•    Adjust Cooking Times: Always keep in mind that the heat generated continues to cook the insides of the ingredients for some time after the microwave oven has been turned off. Therefore, it is important to remove the dish a little ahead of time to avoid it from getting overcooked (or burnt).

With these simple hacks, cooking in a 220 volt microwave will be a breeze.

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