The Ultimate Guide
This is a complete guide to microwave cooking. If you’re looking for how to pick the best model for your kitchen, quick and easy microwave meals, or how to use your microwave to make delicious desserts, then this is for you. Let’s get started.
How Microwaves Work
Types of Microwaves
This can seem like a daunting choice if you’re setting up a new kitchen or replacing an old model — after all, a microwave isn’t something you’ll be replacing very often, so you want something that’s going to be perfect for your needs for a long time.
Countertop Microwave Oven
Built-in Microwave Oven
A built-in microwave oven can give a stylish, seamless look to your kitchen as it’s designed to be built into the wall of your kitchen.
Cooking with Your Microwave
Microwave Cooking — Desserts
Microwave Cooking — Vegetables
Microwave Cooking — Quick Meals
What Not to Cook in Your Microwave
Are Microwaves Bad for You?
And as for killing nutrients? Well, yes, they do — because all cooking methods do. The six major nutrients are Carbohydrates (CHO), Lipids (fats), Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Water. Some nutrients become more easily digestible after cooking (such as proteins) and some are lost through heat (such as Vitamin C.)
In fact, because of the microwave’s short cooking time it preserves more vitamin C than most cooking methods.
Cleaning Microwave Ovens
Make the Most of Your Microwave
In summary, your microwave can be a useful tool for cooking quick, healthy meals at home. Add extra veggies to your meals quickly and easily. Save time by reheating healthy lunches (if you’re looking for other ways to save time cooking, read 8 Ways to Save Time Cooking and Eat Healthier.) As long as you’re avoiding processed, packaged foods, you’re on the right track. For more quick and easy microwave recipes, download the free Drop Recipes app.