Microwave

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Cool notes about microwave

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Microwave
  1. A magnetron produces short waves, microwaves
    1. Waves flow through a wave guide
      1. To a stirrer
        1. The waves bounce off the metal interior
          1. The waves take advantage of water molecules being di-polar
            1. The waves vibrate the molecules, creating friction, cooking the food
      1. Do not use metal or dishes with gold/silver, or aluminum foil
        1. Foods to not microwave: Eggs in shells, pancakes, popcorn w/out fat, canning foods, deep-fry foods, and large amounts of food
        2. Use papertowles, wax paper, and plastic wrap to absorb moisture or to hold it
        3. Good for warming up leftovers quickly while retaining nutrients and "tastes better"
          1. Defrosting meat, turn the food, separate pieces, and use immediatley
            1. Softens sugar, plumps raisins, freshens snacks, eliminates extra oils and fats, cooks food quickly
          2. There are many microwave techniques for microwaving
            1. Stirring: To pull heated part to center
              1. Turning Over: Microwave all sides
                1. Standing Time: To allow foods to cook completely
                  1. Shielding: Pieces of foil to deflect rays
                    1. Covering: Speeds up cooking, retains nutrients
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