Do you want to learn how to increase your microwave cooking skills here are some ideas:
Always use round or oval shaped dishes when cooking food in a microwave for best results. Never cook in a microwave using a rectangle or square cookware as the corners attract the energy causing your food to overcook.
Many newer model microwave ovens come equipped with a turntable to help food cook more evenly. If yours doesn’t have a turntable stop your oven occasionally and rotate your food ¼ turn at a time. Be sure and use an oven mitt or towel as the dish will be hot.
Make sure that any cookware, dish or container is labeled as safe for microwave use and always use a slightly larger dish than you would use if making the food in a regular oven.
It is easy to clean the inside of your microwave of stubborn food particles by placing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of water and cooking until it boils. Leave the microwave door closed for 5 minutes for the steam to loosen the food and it will be easier to clean.
A general rule of thumb is that if you would use a lid when cooking the food in an oven you should use a lid when you cook it in a microwave.
When cooking food with skins like chicken or potatoes always pierce the skin first. This provides a way for the steam to escape and keeps the food from “exploding” in the oven.
A traditional oven is totally different then cooking in a stainless steel microwave oven by following these easy tips you will be able to make delicious meals quicker without having to be in the kitchen as long.