How Microwave Works: Can You Microwave Cook it?

By on September 17, 2018

T­he microwave oven could be one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century. In fact hundreds of millions of homes worldwide have one. And it is definitely one of the kitchen wares they can’t afford not to have.

Just think about how many times you use a microwave every day. You definitely can’t count it. When you’re running late for work, and there’s no time to fix breakfast at home so you go to the fridge and microwave cook the food you have.

Or if you’re feeling a little lazy to cook meals, then you microwave it instead. But the on question on Microwave, how do they work? And what are the best food and containers are okay for microwave cooking?

Today’s blog post will talk about such things!

What is a Microwave Oven 

Microwave ovens are one of today’s popular inventions because they cook food in an amazingly short amount of time. It basically saves you enough time than cooking heavy meals. These ubiquitous and extremely unique appliances are also efficient in their use of electricity because they only heat the food, not, theoretically, the microwave-safe container the food’s in.


Microwaves are a type of wave that are sandwiched between radio waves and infrared radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum. That is why it was possible to heat any food inside it.

While most people prefer to use microwave oven in their day to day cooking, there are still some questions that might bug them. One of which is “Microwave, how do they work?

How Does it Work? 

In microwave cooking, the radio waves penetrate the food that excite water and fat molecules pretty much evenly throughout the food. No heat has to migrate toward the interior by conduction. There’s heat everywhere all at once because the molecules are all excited together.

But however, there are limits, of course. Microwaves penetrate unevenly in thick pieces of food, and there are also “hot spots” caused by wave interference. The whole heating process is different because you are “exciting atoms” rather than “conducting heat.”

But moreover, it is still safe to cook in a microwave oven.

Food to Microwave Cook 

Some of the best food perfect for Microwave cooking are as follows…

1 Microwave Duck With Onions

There are a few really simple and easy recipes of how to cook the duck in the microwave oven. You can make it glazed or baked with apples, or follow any other recipe you like.

2 Prosciutto

Prosciutto is definitely not a cheap treat. It’s really much more expensive than regular ham. However you have to choose and cook it with great care. Make sure that it smells and tastes very good, not bitter. Also, there’s a layer of white fat on the top of prosciutto. And make sure the meat is tender pink or reddish.

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