Microwave ovens are quick. No one can argue with that. Cooking and reheating food which in normal ovens might take twenty or thirty minutes can be done in less than a tenth of that time in a microwave oven. With speed like that it’s no wonder they’ve become the latest kitchen craze.
When you think about it, not a lot has changed in cooking since the days when our primitive ancestors cooked up mammoth steaks in caves. They used fire to cook their food. And even the most up-to-date ovens still apply the same principle. They may not use fire, but the food is cooked by exposing it to outside heat.
Microwave cooking literally turns this inside out. Instead of cooking or heating food from the outside in, the food is cooked all the way through at the same time.
The electromagnetic waves that do the cooking or heating bombard the food at a fantastic rate. This stirs up the molecules in the food, creating heat right through it at the flick of a switch. The whole process is fantastically quick. Instead of waiting hungrily for something hot to eat, with a microwave oven it takes the same times to cook, eat and wash up a meal as it does to cook it in a conventional oven.
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