Microwave cooking advice and microwave recipes for all food types. Microwave history information, dangers and benefits of microwave cooking. Information on selected microwave technologies companies.
When you cook food using a microwave, the most important thing is to make sure the food is cooked thoroughly to destroy any food poisoning bacteria that may be present.
Foods that you can cook in the microwave include rice, pasta, meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, potatoes and any pre-cooked microwave meals. Fruits and vegetables in fact,
retain more nutritional value because less water and a shorter cooking time is needed.
To cook food in the microwave arrange items evenly in a covered dish and add some liquid if needed. Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap; loosen or vent the lid or wrap
to let steam escape. The moisture created from the heat will help destroy harmful bacteria and ensure even cooking.
Try not to cook large cuts of meat on high power (100%). Large cuts of meat should be cooked on medium power (50%) for longer periods. This allows heat to reach the centre without overcooking the outside.
To avoid cooking large food items, cut food so that pieces are about the same size. This helps to cook your meal more evenly.
Stir or rotate food midway through microwaving to eliminate cold spots where harmful bacteria can survive, and for more even cooking.
Meats, fish and poultry can be cooked in the microwave, but it is important to check that it has been cooked until the inside is no longer pink or bleeding. Foods keep cooking
after the microwave is off, so allow standing time.
Microwave Safety - Microwave Safety concise guide covers the following; Introduction, Cooking and Nutrition, Effect on Food, Radiation and Food, Chemical Changes in Foods , Microwave Ovens and Uneven Heating, Microwave Ovens and Burns, Containers and Films, Radiation and Leakage, Summaray and links.
Microwave Journal - Microwave Journal has provided design, application and new product information about devices, components, subsystems and system technology for over 40 years.
How Do Microwaves Work - With the aid of diagrams, explanation how the typical domestic microwave oven works. All companents are labeled and named throughout the microwaving process.
Microwave Dangers - Advice concerning the dangers of microwaving liquids, plastics (further information on plasticizers), aluminium foil, defrosting food, reheating food, cooking guidelines, advice on how long to cook food and manipulating food.
Benefits of Microwaving - Benefits of microwaving including; nutritional benefits, defrosting, flavour enhancement, energy efficiency and fat reduction.
Microwave History - Brief microwave oven history. Dr. Percy Spencer of the Raytheon Corp. invented the microwave oven, the first discovery made on a research project around 1946. Includes link to six part microwave technology series.
Microwave Cooking Recipes - Selection of over 30 specialist recipes categorised into; fish, vegetables, meat and poultry, pickles, preserves and sweet dishes. Also providing general advice microwaving vegetables, baby formula and other microwave cooking hints and tips.
Microwave Ovens - The three different microwave types available. Difference between commercial and domestic microwaves. Microwave ovens sorted by brand. Includes links to manufactures websites and detailed microwave oven specifications.
Microwave Parts - For microwave parts go to one of the suppliers mentioned. The site offers ways to locate the exact part for your appliance. Links also provided to microwave brands and part numbers. Including a brands suggestion list.
Sharp Microwave - Sharp brings the latest advances to the art of speed cooking. Now foods not only cook faster, they look great and retain their natural juices and flavour.
GE Microwave - Two popular GE microwave models (JEB1095 and JVM3670) with product details and pictures.
Magic Chef Microwave - Details and pictures of Magic Chef microwave models MCD990W, CMW1100 and CMV1000B.
Microwave Cart - O'Sullivan's French gardens collection microwave cart is of high quality construction. A variety of design and styles are available, five of the prodcut range are on display with pictures and specifications. Thumbnails are available of other models in the range.
Panasonic Microwave - In February 1987, Panasonic microwaves were introduced. In 1990 one million ovens were produced, a notable achievement. Today, there are a variety of Panasonic microwaves on the market. Here are just a few of the best selling models.
Microwave Accessories - Microwave accesories available for the microwave; rice steamer, popcorn popper, splatter cover, bacon/meat grill, bacon cooker, egg boiler, potato cooker, fish steamer and micro-go-round. Includes pictures and links to other accessories.
Microwave Experiments - Four experiments that can be performed using any microwave oven, including; marshmallow, compact disk, wire wool and light bulb. Do not try these at home! Includes links to other experiemnts.
Microwave Technology - Microwave technology index page, links to microwave business worldwide. Including links to high-technology microwave products, tuners, receivers, microwave dish, tuners, lins and isolators.
Other Microwave-Related Links
Microwave Weapons - High-power microwave (HPM) sources have been under investigation for several years as potential weapons for a variety of combat, sabotage, and terrorist applications.
Microwave Transmission - The History of Microwave Power Transmission, and all the influencial scientists responsible for progressing this brand of expertise.
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