MOSCOW, February 24 – RIA Novosti. The American edition Insider lists the most common mistakes when cooking in the microwave.
According to the publication, the correct use of this device can be “surprisingly difficult”.
So, a common mistake is to heat different types of food on a plate at the same time. In this case, some food will be too hot, while others will be left undercooked. Cooking or reheating different types of food should be done separately.
Another mistake is ignoring the need to stir or turn food during heating. This leads to the fact that the food is heated unevenly.
Heating water in smooth glass glasses is fraught with burns, continues the publication. When heated, water must come into contact with an uneven surface in order to form bubbles and boil, but smooth glass does not allow this.
Using utensils made of unsuitable materials, such as expanded polystyrene, in the microwave oven can lead to the release of harmful chemical elements, warns Insider.
A common mistake when microwaving food is not using temperature probes, as this does not allow you to control the internal temperature of the food.
As the newspaper writes, turning on a microwave oven without anything inside for a long time can potentially lead to a fire due to the nature of the action of microwaves.
Microwaving hot peppers can lead to unpleasant consequences. Peppers heated in this way can release vapors with capsaicin, which can cause irritation if they come into contact with mucous membranes.
Defrosting frozen fruits or berries in the microwave is not the best idea. Also, do not cook boiled eggs with it. Another common mistake is adding oil to food that is cooked in the microwave, as this action can negatively affect the taste of the dish.