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July 31, 2023
cooking with a built-in microwave oven: tips and tricks

Cooking with a Built-in Microwave Oven

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As we live in a fast-paced world, having a built-in microwave oven to help us whip up delicious meals in minutes is a game-changer. Not only do you get to save time, but you also get to unlock a world of gastronomic possibilities.

However, are you aware of the tips and tricks to cooking with a built-in microwave oven? This article explores how you can revolutionise your culinary experience using a built-in microwave oven by harnessing its true potential. Read on to learn all about it!

How a Built-in Microwave Oven Works

FUJIOH Built-in Microwave Oven with Grill FV-MW51

Featured product: FUJIOH Built-in Microwave Oven with Grill FV-MW51

A built-in microwave oven operates on the principle of microwave radiation to cook, heat, and defrost food quickly and efficiently. It has a magnetron at its core, a device that generates microwaves.

When you set the desired cooking time and power level on the microwave’s control panel, an electronic circuit sends a signal to the magnetron to emit microwaves. These are then directed into the microwave oven’s cooking chamber, creating a pattern of waves.

As the microwaves travel through the food, they excite the water molecules present in it. When microwaves interact with these molecules, they cause them to vibrate rapidly, generating heat, which cooks the food.

Unlike conventional cooking methods, such as the stovetop or oven, which rely on heat transfer from the outside to the inside of the food, microwave cooking heats the food from within. As a result, it fastens the cooking time and less moisture loss in the food.

To ensure even cooking, built-in microwave ovens often come with a turntable that rotates the food during the cooking process. This helps to distribute the microwaves evenly, preventing hot and cold spots within the food.

Microwave Oven Cooking Tips

Now that you’ve learned how a built-in microwave oven works, here are some tips to use that knowledge and enhance your cooking experience.

1. Understand the type of cookware

It’s important to use microwave-safe cookware when cooking with a built-in microwave oven. Use glass, ceramic, or microwave-safe plastic containers labelled as suitable for microwave use. Avoid metal containers or cookware with metal accents, as they can cause sparks and damage to the microwave oven.

2. Know your microwave settings

Familiarise yourself with the settings and features of your built-in microwave oven. For instance, FUJIOH Built-in Microwave Oven FV-MW51 has eight Auto Cook Menus to make your cooking routine easier while ensuring optimum food quality. You can experiment with these preset programmes in short periods first to see if it works for you.

3. Use the right amount of time

Cooking using a built-in microwave oven saves you time, but using the right amount of time for each dish is crucial to avoid undercooking or overcooking. You can follow the recommended cooking times found in recipes or use the presets available.

Additionally, to prevent overcooking your food, we suggest that you slightly undercook the food and let residual heat continue the cooking process. It’s also best to avoid using excessive time for defrosting, as it can partially cook the food instead of thawing it.

Microwave Oven Cooking Tricks

Aside from the tips above, learning a few tricks to cooking with a built-in microwave oven can come in handy in times of need. Here are several tricks:

1. Cover Your Food

Covering your food with a microwave-safe lid or a microwaveable plate helps to retain moisture and prevent splattering. The cover traps steam, aiding in even faster cooking. It also helps keep the food moist and prevents drying out. Be sure to leave a small opening to allow steam to escape, preventing pressure build-up.

2. Stir/Flip Your Food

It’s important to stir or flip your food to ensure even cooking, as microwaves tend to heat food unevenly, resulting in hot and cold spots. By stirring or flipping the food at regular intervals, you help distribute the heat more evenly, ensuring that all parts of the dish are cooked thoroughly.

3. Use a Crisper Pan

A crisper pan is an excellent tool for achieving crispy and evenly cooked foods in a microwave oven. It allows air to circulate around the food, helping to eliminate excess moisture and promote browning. The pan also helps to mimic the effects of traditional oven baking, giving your food a desirable texture and enhancing its visual appeal.

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Having a built-in microwave oven in your kitchen can be a game-changer for your cooking experience. Knowing how to use this kitchen appliance fully can save you time and effort. If you require more information on our ovens, visit our website or email