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If you ask people what’s the most popular kitchen appliance in any home, one of the leading responses to that question will be, “the microwave!” Compared to the days of old when everything was heated on the stove, today, you can find a microwave oven in almost every home! It makes our lives easier in case we choose to defrost, cook in it or heat our food quickly.
Are microwave ovens are safe?
This question about microwave safety was voiced years ago. But you can put your mind to rest because manufacturers follow strict guidelines to meet radiation safety standards. The key thing to remember is that microwave use is safe as long as the food is placed in microwave-safe containers. Make sure to avoid normal plastic containers and plastic bags, in order to prevent transfer of chemicals to food.
The right way to cook with a microwave:
Good to know:
Cooking with a microwave oven not only offers speed, but also nutritional benefits, since fast cooking helps retain the vitamins in food.
Take extra care when heating in a microwave:
How to defrost in a microwave:
So whether you use it for cooking, defrosting or re-heating, microwaves make good sense to have in a kitchen. Especially since everything around us is all about being fast – work, kids, family obligations, and cooking time in the kitchen. This is where the usefulness of a microwave comes into play, for time-saving, safety and to maintain the quality of food.
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