Microwaves are total lifesavers when you’re trying to heat food up quickly. Here are some tips that will have you cooking and heating up better tasting food.
Spread Your Food Out While Heating It Up
If you’re trying to heat up last night’s plate of pasta or rice, it’s better to spread your food out over the plate than heat up an entire pile.
Food cooks more evenly when it’s been spread out than when it’s in one pile.
Put Your Dish On The Side Of In The Middle Of The Rotating Plate
Microwaves operate on wavelengths that have peaks and trough. When you place your food dead in the centre of the rotating plate, there’s a higher chance of your food not cooking evenly because the waves don’t hit your food as evenly.
Heat Vegetables With A Wet Paper Towel
If you’re trying to quickly heat or cook vegetables like asparagus up, wrap it in a wet paper towel before popping them into the microwave.
This helps to keep food moist and prevent it from feeling rubbery.
Always Heat Your Food Up With A Glass Of Water
Microwaves work by accelerating the movement of water particles in your food. This can ultimately lead to your food losing its moisture.
Counter this by placing a cup of water into the microwave.
Heat Food Up In Round Containers
Square containers tend to store up energy in their corners and can cause food to over cook sometimes.
If you’re using a square container, try to place all your food into the middle of the container and create a little ring in the middle. Food will cook more evenly and you’ll prevent it from burning.