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Use the microwave properly and professionally

Basic restrictions on use

Only that which contains enough water can be heated in the microwave. If the food is too dry, it dries out and becomes rock hard and inedible.

Not suitable for the microwaveResult
whole eggs (cracked is possible)Egg explodes
hot dogburst, but can be warmed in a bowl of water
Chestnutscan also explode
Oil, frying fatscan burn
Bread rolls and baked goodsbecome rock hard and sticky inside
Pizzabecomes unsavory and sticky, warming up at low performance is possible with restrictions
milkMilk heated in the microwave loses some of its nutrients and changes the taste
Breast milkBottles of breast milk should never be put in the microwave, as it will lose its nutritional value
fresh meat, minced meat, poultry or fresh eggshigh risk of germs! Better to heat it on the stove

Important tips

  • Temperature ahead of time
  • only use suitable dishes
  • always stir and cover

Temperature ahead of time

The microwave does save time, but you should choose lower settings and longer cooking times in order to cook food evenly. The same applies to warming up food. Always use high power for a short time at the beginning, then continue cooking slowly at low power. There are also a few things to consider when defrosting.

Use only suitable dishes

Crockery that goes into the microwave must not contain any metal (otherwise sparks will occur). Glass and porcelain are ideal, plastics must be microwaveable.

Always stir and cover

Food and dishes should always be covered not only for reasons of cleanliness (protection of the microwave) but also to protect them from drying out. Keep pausing and stirring during the cooking process. Due to the way the microwave works, food heats up unevenly and must always be stirred.

Spread as flat and as large as possible

Also because of the way the microwave works, it is ideal to distribute food as flat and even as possible. This considerably shortens cooking and reheating times.

The bad habit of drying damp clothes in the microwave should also be avoided. Manufacturers don't always state that. As with the famous wet kitten in the microwave, it is better to dry clothes elsewhere, clothes and the microwave can be ruined, and there is a risk of fire.

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