Piece Size

FACTORS WHICH AFFECT COOKING

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...

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Sprinkle

HOW TO ADD MOISTURE TO FOODS

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,...

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Rotating

Rotating

. 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...

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Arranging in Dish

Arranging in Dish

When microwaving, arrange foods with the thickest portions to the outside of the dish. This enables them to cook through without overcooking the thinner areas. Arrange foods of equal size in a ring, leav┬Čng the...

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Covering

Covering

In both conventional and microwave cooking, covers hold in moisture and speed heating. Conventionally, partial covering allows excess steam to escape. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper serves the same purpose when microwaving.

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Shielding

Shielding

In a conventional oven you shield turkey oreasts or baked foods to prevent over-browning. When microwave defrosting, you use small strips of foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs...

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