Microwave by Taylor Watkins

Taylor Watkins
Mind Map by Taylor Watkins, updated more than 1 year ago
Taylor Watkins
Created by Taylor Watkins over 6 years ago


This is to show you how microwaves work and give you tips on microwaves.

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Microwave by Taylor Watkins
  1. Advantages
    1. Warms Up Leftovers
      1. Defrosts Meats
        1. Softens brown sugar
          1. Plumps raisins
            1. Freshens snacks and chips
            2. Acceptable dishes for the microwave
              1. Paper, Plastics, glass, and microwavable dishes.
              2. Unacceptable Dishes for the microwave
                1. Metal and dishes gold or silver on it
                2. Acceptable covers for microwave dishes
                  1. Paper Towels(moisture) , wax paper (holds in moisture), and plastic rap ( hols in moisture)
                  2. Foods NOT acceptable in the microwave
                    1. Eggs in shells, pancakes, popcorn, canning foods, deep-fry foods, and large amounts of food.
                      1. Reasons they should not be cooked in the microwave is because they will not turn out right or mght even burst.
                    2. How A Microwave works.
                      1. A microwave has a magnetron that produces microwaves. These waves travel through a wave guide that turns on a stirrer. The bounce off the walss until tehy get in the food.
                        1. Water molecules are dipolar (have a positive and negative end). They act as tiny magnets and are pulled one way then the other. This causes friction between the water molecules, which produces heat.
                      2. Has been around since 1945
                        1. To prevent from burning yourself remember foods can create hot containers, items can explode. lifting the cover can cause a burn, and hot steam escaping can cause a burn
                        2. Techniques
                          1. Stirring- To pull heated part of food to he center.
                            1. Turning Over- To microwave both sides
                              1. Standing Time- To allow the foods to complete its cooking.
                                1. Shielding- Small pieces of foil used to cover wings or legs of poultry
                                  1. Covering- A.) Retains Nutrient. B.) Holds in moisture C.) To make cooking even
                                    1. Arrange Food in circular shape- to male cooking even
                                      1. Rotating- Makes cooking even
                                        1. Pricking- To keep from exploding
                                          1. Select Foods of the same size- Cooks eveny
                          2. Microwaves.....
                            1. Microwaves cannot go through metal, but can go through glass, ceramic, plastic, and paper.
                              1. Steam can build up inside microwaves and cause food to explode.
                                1. Pierce foods with a skin to let steam escape.
                                2. Warm up leftovers
                                  1. Defrost meats
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