How to properly use the microwave

How to properly use the microwave

The microwave allows you to cook, heat or unfreeze food in a fast way. It is very easy to use and you will only need to take a few precautions because if you don’t use it properly it can become a risk for your health.

If you do not know how to use it, we will give you some tips to make sure you use it safely and properly.

Make sure you use the right container

Glass, ceramic and plastic containers are good since their material passes on the heat and they do not get too hot, avoid using metallic containers or aluminum foil since they reflect the microwaves and can damage the microwave.

Cut food in small pieces

The microwaves penetrate the food up to 3 to 5 cm depending on their composition, so when the pieces are smaller the heat goes through easily and it can be warmed up fast and evenly.

Mix the food so they can be warmed up evenly

It might be a little hard to evenly distribute the microwaves inside which causes the food to be heated unevenly. To prevent this from happening is that the microwaves come with a spinning plate that allows better distribution of the heat.

Do not use hermetic containers

Covering the food means retaining humidity, however, make sure you leave a tiny space open to allow steam to get out during the warming up process.

Do not use the microwave to heat water

Heating water in the microwave can be dangerous because of the overheating, this occurs when the waters heats beyond the boiling point without producing bubbles, when this happens we might get burned when removing the water from inside or we can even cause an eruption that can cause us more burnings.