Safety Test To test a utensil not labeled for microwave use, put 1 cup of tap water in a glass measure. Place the water in the microwave oven along with (but not touching) the utensil to be tested; microwave on
Several factors which influence timing and results in conventional cooking are exaggerated by microwave speed. From conventional cooking you are familiar with the idea that more food takes more time. Two cups of water take longer to boil than one.
Freshen Snacks, chips, pretzels, etc. by microwaving them, uncovered, for a few seconds. Let stand a minute or two to crisp. Dry a quart of bread crumbs or croutons at High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Paper
Sprinkle a little fruit juice or water over dried fruits, cover with plastic wrap and microwave 1/2 to 1 minute at High to moisten and plump them. Wet Paper Towel, with excess water squeezed out, provides enough moisture to steam
Porous Cover : Such as paper towel or napkin, allows steam to escape while it promotes even heating and prevents spatters. Use to cover bacon, sandwiches and some vegetable custards. Light Cover : Of wax paper holds in heat for
Rick potatoes in several places to low steam to escape. Arrange potatoes in a ring so that all sides can be exposed to equal amounts of microwave energy. Turn Over and rearrange potatoes half way through cooking.
. Repositioning a dish in the oven helps food cook evenly. To rotate 1/2 turn, turn the dish until the side which was to the back of the oven is to the front. To rotate 1/4 turn, turn the dish