During Quarantine, there are many people practicing their ability to cook for the family meals, instead of going out to eat and the electric heating equipment for cooking, which is considered to be a versatile and convenient kitchen appliance and almost every home has it in their kitchens, is a Microwave oven itself. We have Tips for using and taking care of your microwave in this article.
But when you look at the operation and the function of the microwave oven, you will find that it can heat food without the need for heat energy from a flame. But it can cook food wonderfully and surprisingly. The scientists have applied physics principles to the mechanism of the microwave operation with the details as follow:
Inside the microwave oven, it consists of a steel coil which will be used to convert the electrical energy into the electromagnetic energy with the frequency greater than 2450 MHz or 2450 million cycles per second.
But the working principle of this microwave oven will be different from the conventional heating ovens that use a steel coil to convert the electricity directly into the heat energy and then the conventional heating ovens will use the fan to blow the heat throughout the oven to cook foods.
Therefore, there are some differences between the two types of the oven-cooked dishes. There are some advantages and some disadvantages for each type, namely, the food from the microwave oven will be cooked faster and cooked from the inside because the electromagnetic waves can penetrate deeper into the meat of the food.
But while the food from the conventional electric oven will be cooked from the outside to the inside because the heat wave is gradually introduced through the medium of the heat transfer first, as a result, the food is scorched on the surface of the food. It smells good and tastes delicious.
Nowadays, there is a technology that has developed the ovens in order to combine these two systems to reduce the disadvantages of each type of the ovens and bring out the advantages of both ovens which will cook the food faster and still can maintain the nutritional value of the food. But the food still smells good and feels good.
The advantages and the disadvantages of the microwave oven
-Easy to use and hassle-free
– Choose a container for easy food warming.
– Fast and convenient cooking time which is suitable for hustle and bustle.
– There are many functions, convenient to choose, easy to use.
– When using, no worry about the heat that will affect the surrounding things.
– The microwave oven will absorb quite a large amount of water in food. It means that some food will look shriveled.
– The food that comes out of the microwave will be dry. The taste may be slightly different from the original such as bread will become harder.
– Insufficient heat for cooking that requires some high heat
Tips for using and taking care of your microwave
However, For the use of the microwave oven, there must be some caution, namely, the container that will be used for food packaging and to be heated or cooked in the microwave oven must be the microwave-resistant container, such as the heat-resistant glassware, the pottery or the earthenware , the wax coated paper and the ceramic. Each material has the different duration of the usage time of the microwave.
The material that should not be used with the microwave oven is the metal containers or other containers with the metal components, the melamine plastic food packaging, the plastic bags the food wrap foil, the glazed tile containers, the foam boxes, the paper boxes, the stainless steel containers or the whole eggs, etc.