One of the most used appliances in our kitchen but how much do we know about them? Well lets find out!
- Microwave ovens are one of the most popular kitchen appliances in the world. Did you know that 90% of American households own a microwave oven?
- When you microwave something, you input energy into its molecules. This can produce heat and stimulate a chemical reaction.
- You Can’t Heat Oils in a Microwave. Oils such as olive oil do not heat well in microwaves because their molecules lack the polarity found in water.
- Benefits of microwaving food include saving time, and they are energy efficient. Microwaves also save water because foods that are traditionally boiled (e.g. corn) can be steamed or cooked in a microwave with little or no water.
- (Dry) Kitchen Sponges – If you nuke a wet sponge for 2 minutes, it will disinfect it (though it will stink up your kitchen). If you nuke a dry sponge, it will ignite.
- After the microwave has stopped, it’s important to leave the food in the microwave for a few minutes to make sure it’s fully heated or cooked. This is known as “carryover cooking time” or “resting time,” and it also prevents burns when handling or eating.