5 Myths And Facts About Your Microwave

You will want to know these 5 Myths And Facts About Your Microwave. A microwave is an appliance that you will find in many kitchens across the country. Since microwaves were created, they have always had myths surrounding them, on how they work and just how healthy they are to use. There is no denying that the invention of the microwave has saved its users countless hours in time saved over the years, as this convenient cooking appliance has helped out with many a recipe. You will find out all sorts of myths and facts from clean microwave with lemon to the safety of microwaves and more.

If you are one of the many kitchens that enjoy using the microwave you will want to know some of the most common microwaves myths and which ones are true. For starters, the fact that microwaving food is a danger to nutrients is just a myth. For people who think that microwaving food messes up with the nutrients in a recipe, no to worry because this simply isn't true. There is no harm or change in the nutrient value of recipes that are microwaves. While it is true that any cooking can chemically change a recipe and food, and itís nutrient content, for things like Vitamin C, omega-3 fats, and some bioflavonoid antioxidants that are more sensitive to heat in general. Also, vegetables that are boiled can lose nutrients in the cooking water.

Surprisingly you are most likely to lose fewer nutrients in the microwave than you would from boiling. Another myth that people often get incorrect is that microwaves will cook food recipes all the way through. A microwave can only penetrate food to a depth of approximately one to 1.5 inches. The heat wonít be able to reach the center of a thick piece of food. This could be dangerous if you are cooking poultry or red meat because you could get food poisoning from undercooked meat. You are far better off to use your microwave as a recipe assistant in the kitchen. Microwaves are best for re-heating food that you have already cooked or to thaw out food youíre about to cook.

It is true however that you should be careful when using plastics with a microwave. Microwaving plastics is something you don't want to do because by doing so you can lead to the plastic containers breaking down and allowing more chemicals like BPA and phthalates to into the recipe you are heating. You will find several microwave safe containers that are BPA free. But with that said you should try and stay away from using any plastics in the microwave, just to be on the safe side. You should always transfer food and recipes to a glass or ceramic dish before microwaving. Another fact when it comes to using microwaves is that they are safe. Microwave emits microwaves, which is a type of electromagnetic radiation, to heat your food and recipes. There is no truth to microwaves using cancer-causing radiation. Microwaves cause the molecules in food recipes to move, and the molecular motion in the food is what causes the heat. You also canít get cancer by standing beside a microwave. Microwaves are mostly contained within the oven unit when itís on, and any microwaves that leak out are limited to a level that is far below what could hurt you. It is also a fact that you can clean microwave with lemon. You can clean microwave with lemon by simply squeezing some lemon juice into some water and microwaving for a few minutes. A clean microwave with lemon will leave your microwave and house smelling fresh.

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