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Microwave oven

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kelseybrafford
Mind Map by kelseybrafford, updated more than 1 year ago
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Microwave oven
  1. Magnetron produces small waves called micro waves.
    1. Waves travel through a wave guide to a stirrer.
      1. Scatters the waves and bounce from wall to wall
        1. Water is dipolar that act as magnets.
          1. Rapid vibration causes friction which makes heat.
            1. Can't go through metal, but can with glass, ceramic, plastic, or paper.
              1. Heat is inside the food so it doesn't stop cooking when you turn off the oven.
                1. Steam can build and cause foods to explode
                  1. Use pot holders to avoid burns, turn when cooking.
                    1. The more you cook, the less energy each item can absorb.
                      1. Metal and dishes with gold or silver should not be used in.
                        1. Paper towels can be used to absorb moisture, spatters, and spills.
              2. Wax paper holds in some moisture
                1. Plastic wrap holds in all the moisture.
                  1. You should not microwave eggs in shells, pancakes, popcorn, canning foods, deep fry foods, or large amounts of food.
                    1. Never put foil items in microwave.
                      1. To cook more evenly stir and rotate foods.
                        1. Microwaves are attracted to fat, sugar and water.
                          1. Density affects cooking times
                            1. Frozen foods take longer to cook
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