How Microwave Oven Works?

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A Microwave oven is a kitchen appliance that heats and cooks your food by exposing it to micro waves if you want to use your microwave safely and properly you have to know how it really works micro wave ovens take your house hold convenience to a whole new level a micro wave oven uses small and high powered radio waves to cook your food more evenly and rapidly it also saves energy because you can cook immediately without waiting for the oven to heat up to a high temperature so without waiting anymore let’s watch how a microwave oven works to help you with using it in the safest and best way

What are microwaves

Microwaves are electromagnetic waves that fly through space at the speed of light you can see microwaves but if you could you would see the microwave cooking chamber light up with a glow aside from that micro wave are absorbed by most of your foods but the particles in a microwave don’t have enough energy to cause cancer so you see the rumours you heard about microwaves causing cancer are completely untrue

How does a microwave oven work?

Microwaves are produced inside your oven by an electron tube called a magnetron micro waves cause water molecules in your food to vibrate which produces enough heat to cook your food besides most microwave ovens have a glass turntable that moves your food around so that it heats evenly when your food is rotated parts of it will not get stuck in the microwave’s hot and cold spots so your food will get balanced heat additionally its door contains a metal mesh that keeps the microwaves from leaking out these mesh holes are large enough for you to check what’s cooking inside

How microwaves cook food  

A Microwave oven cooks your food much faster than a conventional oven because it heats both the inside and outside of the food at the same time generally conventional ovens seed the surface of your food and the heat gradually moves towards the center alternatively if you try to bake a cake in a microwave the middle portion will be baked way faster than the sides in a microwave foods like puff pastry or pizza don’t usually get brown or crispy edges therefore it’s more ideal for re heating your food

Things to keep in mind

While using a microwave oven

  1. spread your leftover food before heating it in your microwave so it gets balanced heat
  2. carefully check the power level every time use the highest setting to heat up things with high water content such as soups turn down the power when you re heat ready meals left overs and foods that need lower heat
  3. cover your food with a microwave safely so your food doesn’t splatter and create a mess inside your microwave
  4. when you defrost your frozen food in a microwave make sure you turn it in interval so it gets even heat on all sides
  5. use the right containers to avoid amaging your microwave like heat resistant glass ceramics microwave safe tupper ware and plastic

Over all we can say that knowing how a microwave works to heat up and cook your food will help you to use it more wisely and conveniently

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