Microwave-Safe Utensils

Each Sunday at CookingManager.Com, I highlight a different kitchen appliance or utensil. This is the second part of a short series on microwave ovens. Part I:  Microwave Myths (and disclaimer) Choosing Utensils for the Microwave To reheat or defrost in the microwave, you may use paper or an ordinary dinner plate. But for more serious cooking you need […]

Microwave Myths

How do microwaves work?
Microwaves work by radiating microwave energy into food. This energy only heats up the moisture in food, so dried foods may burn or explode. The waves pass through glass, ceramic, plastic and paper, but metal deflects them.
Defrosting in the microwave.
Do microwaves undercook food?