Love or loath them, you will find a microwave oven in almost every kitchen. I remember getting our first one when I was a kid over 30 years ago. It still works to this day!
Microwave ovens work by ‘jiggling’ molecules in the food thereby generating thermal energy aka heat. They have a large internal cavity with a rotating plate that you put your food on. The door generally has a mesh that doesn’t allow microwaves to escape.
The controls can be anything from a dial (my preference) to set the time to digital/touch screen displays.
Recently my own microwave broke mid meal. I bravely claimed that there was no rush to buy a new one. I lasted 24 hours. 🙂
I hadn’t realised how much I rely on them for everything from reheating leftovers to cooking eggs, rice and everything in between.
Here are a few microwave hacks:
When we went shopping, almost every brand was spruiking something called ‘Inverter Technology’.
What is inverter technology?
Apparently a standard microwave doesn’t reduce the cooking power when you lower the power setting. Instead it does bursts of full power then no power in order to average the power out.
Inverter microwaves however manage to reduce the cooking intensity in a steady stream just like your oven.
- see recipes and hacks that use a microwave here
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