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Cooking in a Microwave

Updated on March 14, 2023

The Ease

Lots of people use a microwave oven only to heat up food. That's it.

They'll be stirring a pot on on the stove top, turning over what's in the oven, and have half a dozen different pots and pans to wash up when they are done.

The meal could have been made, from scratch in a Microwave. With nothing to wash save the plate one eats from.

Learning Your Oven

Like babies, all microwaves are different, so you learn your 'baby'. You learn when to stay in 'standard' when to go to 'High' and when to have low power, depending on what you are preparing.

Sure, read your 'user's guide' but then, do your own bit of experiment seeing how long or how short a particular item needs to be inside.

Learn how you can let food 'bake' inside the off oven, learn how you break up cooking time into various sessions of high, off and bake, medium, bake... so that your meal is exactly how you want it.

A Simple Recipe

I am a vegetarian so I will make vege burgers. If you eat meat, then make your usual hamburger.

Make your patties, put them on an oiled plate, and pop them into the microwave at standard for two minutes.

Turn them over, back in for another two minutes.

They will be almost done.

The one you intend to eat now you put back into the microwave with whatever sauce you choose for another minute. Then, your bun, with cheese if you want, tomato.. and back in for a minute. Let sit and bake for another minute once it is done, and enjoy.

All you have to wash is the plate you just ate off of.

Easy Pasta

If you are making a lot you'll use a bowl, if just a small amount of pasta, use a large cup.

Put the pasta in the container with water. If it is a bowl you can cover it. If a cup, not.

Run the microwave for three minutes, let sit for two minutes, and check. In some cases, the pasta is virtually done, in others only partially.

If virtually done, you add some sauce and put back in for a minute and a half and let sit. If not done, put it back in for three minutes.

See how quick and easy this is?


Using a microwave is less work for you. Not only fewer dishes to clean up, but as the micro is doing everything, you can relax.

Just about everything can be made in a microwave. You can do a search and find out any 'tricks' for particular items. Some times letting something 'bake' in a micro after cooking is what is needed.

I've made lasagna, baked cookies, done everything in a micro.

You use ceramic or glass plates and containers, and as soon as you've finished you've got that single item to soak.

Try cooking in a microwave, I don't think you'll regret it.


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