Tips when buying a microwave

By admin
05 November 2013

• The larger your family, the more food you will cook at one time. For a bigger capacity, choose one with a large litre volume.

• Microwave cooking tends to take moisture out of food, so when cooking relatively dry foods, such as roasts and some vegetables, sprinkle them with a little water before you put them in the microwave oven.

• Most dinnerware is microwave safe. However, read the manufacturer's instructions.

• Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave safe. Do not use delicate glassware, such as wine glasses, because these might shatter as the food heats.

• Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in a microwave oven, only if the cooking time is short and the foods to be cooked are low in fat and moisture. Avoid using coloured paper products, because the colour might run. It might not be wise to use some recycled paper products, because they will catch fire in the microwave oven.

• Do not use dishes with gold or silver edges, because the metal may cause sparks.

• Metal dishes and those with foil decorations should not be used to cook or reheat food in the microwave.