Here are some mistakes to avoid in order to keep your microwave functioning smoothly for longer and to guarantee that you use it correctly...
Making Use of Plastic Containers
This is a common mistake. Unless the container specifies otherwise, not all containers are microwave-safe. Plastic containers or plates should not be used to cook or heat food in a microwave oven. Microwave ovens cook food at high temperatures, which can easily melt plastic and release toxic chemicals. So please, if you've been using plastic containers in the microwave for a long time, please stop! It, like the microwave, is detrimental to your health.
Instead, use microwave-safe glass or plastic plates and containers. They may be a little more expensive than plastic, but they are well worth the investment when considering your health. Also, don't microwave food in paper bags since they can emit chemicals that can catch fire. Also, avoid using the microwave oven with metal dishes, silver foil, or plastic containers, since these might cause major damage to the gadget. They aren't designed to be used in microwaves.
Food Cooking at a High Temperature
The majority of microwaves have three power settings: low, medium, and high. The majority of us use the ‘High' microwave oven setting, which is incorrect. You're erroneous if you believe that cooking or reheating food at a high temperature speeds up the process. High heat, in fact, can cause uneven cooking or overcooking. Even if it takes a little longer to cook or reheat food, it's recommended to use the medium heat setting. In this manner, you can rest assured that your food will be cooked thoroughly on all sides and will not be uncooked in spots.
Not Cleaning The Microwave Oven On A Regular Basis
When was the last time you gave your microwave a thorough cleaning? Is it once a month, twice a month, or three times a month? If you use the microwave oven to cook food rather than just reheat it, we recommend cleaning it once a week. Meal and liquid spatter in the microwave can rot and generate harmful bacteria, making your food unsanitary, leaving a strange stench, and reducing the oven's lifespan if you don't clean it regularly.
A weekly cleaning session takes less than 10 minutes and is simple to complete with warm water, liquid soap, and a sponge. Clean the microwave from the inside and out with a sponge/cloth dipped in the solution, then wipe it clean with a dry towel. You can even clean the microwave with vinegar. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 teaspoon white vinegar and microwave for a few minutes. This should also help. Dirt and rotting food particles stuck in the microwave can make you sick as well as cause the oven to perform poorly or malfunction.
What To Cook In The Microwave Oven If You Don't Know What To Cook
Knowing what foods can be microwaved might help you avoid culinary disasters. One point on which people disagree is whether or not it is safe to microwave drinking water. Although experts advise against using a microwave to heat water since the microwave's extraordinarily high temperatures can overheat the water. This can also result in an explosion, resulting in severe skin burns and microwave oven damage. As a result, instead of using the microwave to boil water, you should use a kettle.
It's also a good idea to avoid heating eggs in the microwave. Don't even think about trying to hard boil eggs. Potatoes, chilli peppers, frozen fruits, and hot dogs cannot be heated in a microwave because they all risk exploding due to the high heat. On the inside, heat is trapped, causing these things to blast out of their skin. Avoid heating these foods in the microwave to prevent damage to the microwave and injury to yourself.