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					Types of Microwave Safe Cookware
Microwave cooking has become a popular way of preparing meals in today's
fast pace world. There are many recipes circulating that allow you to
prepare entire meals all within your microwave. The key to preparing your
meals properly however, is to make sure that you purchase microwave safe
cookware that is safe to use in a microwave oven.
Not all materials are considered microwave friendly. Some materials
simply do not cook meals evenly in the microwave, while others pose
potential risks if used when cooking. Fortunately, there is a large
selection of microwave safe cookware to choose from, so you should have
no problem finding containers that you can use in your microwave.
The most popular forms of microwave safe cookware are heat-resistant
glass, ceramic glass, unglazed dinnerware, and some plastics. Choosing
the right plastic can be a bit tricky, since a plastic that is too thin
and flimsy can melt when microwaved and thick, heavy-duty plastic can
cause damage to your microwave as well as become damaged itself when
placed in a hot microwave oven.
Fortunately, since microwaving food has become so popular, many
manufacturers are making microwave safe containers that are made from
plastics that have been proven to do well when used in microwave cooking.
When purchasing plastic containers that you plan on using in the
microwave, read the package and make sure that the container specifically
states that the product is indeed microwave safe cookware.
There are certain materials that should not be used in the microwave.
Metal cookware, glass cookware that contains metal parts, dinnerware that
is glazed and crystal or cut glass are not considered to be microwave
safe cookware and should not be used when preparing your meals in the
microwave. If you are planning on serving your meals in these types of
dishes, you should first prepare your meal in a microwave safe container
and then transfer it to your serving dish for serving.
Finding microwave safe cookware is easy. There are many styles and
options available to you, so should be be able to find cookware that
offers exactly what you are looking for without any difficulty. When
purchasing your containers, look for the label that states it is
microwave safe. And if you have any doubt as to whether a container is
safe for microwave cooking or not, avoid using it and instead use a
container you know for a fact is safe.
Article by Camilla Bertelsen and the owner of
http://microwavecookwareblog.com

				
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