Microwave Safety

 

Microwave Safety Tips

 

Microwave Dish Test
To test whether a dish can be used in a microwave oven, make the following test: Pour 1/2 cup cold water into a glass measure. Set a measuring cup inside the dish to be tested. Cook 1 minute.
Use: If water is warm and dish remains cool, or if dish is warm yeet can still be picked up with bare hands, the dish can be used.
DO NOT use the dish if water remains cool and dish gets too hot to handle.

 

Hot Spots
Every microwave oven has an individual pattern. Some areas may be bombarded by more microwaves than others and heat faster. These hot spots generally mean uneven cooking. To minimize the unevenness, find out if your microwave has hot spots. Watch different foods as they cook. If you consistently see one area of food bubbling before the rest, you probably have a hot spot. Avoid placing food in the hot spot when you can. If that's not possible, try changing the shape or the dish, shielding the food, or rearranging the pieces to make sure the food does not stay in the hot spot too long.

 

Covering for Microwave Cooking
Different kinds of coverings may be used when cooking in a microwave.

Carefully take off coverings. Always remove plastic wrap or a lid away from your face. Steam can cause burns.

 

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