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Microwave ovens are a real game changer in the kitchen. They enable you to enjoy perfectly cooked and piping hot food within minutes. In this guide, we will show you how to use your Electrolux microwave oven in general and explain some specific usages you may not know about.
We all know that microwave ovens can be used to reheat previously cooked meals, but that’s where most of us stop. Some people also use the microwave oven to defrost frozen foods, but did you know you can cook actual meals with it as well? Read on and find out how.
Note that the functionalities and buttons your microwave oven offers will vary depending on the make and model of microwave oven you’ve purchased. For the purposes of this guide, we will refer to the most common features of Electrolux microwave ovens.
Before you start using your microwave oven, read the user manual. It will explain in detail which functionalities are available to you and which best suit your purposes. Always follow the instructions in the user manual.
After having plugged in your appliance, it’s time to get cooking. Make sure to use a microwave oven-safe dish and place your food in or on it. Then place the dish in the center of the rotating plate inside the oven. It’s a good idea to cover the dish to prevent food drying out or spraying and soiling the inside of your oven, but make sure not to heat food in an airtight container. Instead, use a specially designed microwave oven’s cover.
Let the program you chose based on the user manual run its course. If you must check on the food while it’s being heated, press the stop button or door opener, depending on the appliance.
Be careful, since the dish will be hot. Use oven mitts to remove the dish from the microwave oven and enjoy your food.
Defrost – Use this program or setting to thaw frozen foods before cooking them.
Reheat – Use this program to heat previously cooked food that has been stored in the refrigerator.
Grill – Use this program to cook meats and other foodstuffs to a perfectly crispy finish.
You’re looking to cook those steaks, but you don’t have time to let them defrost in the refrigerator? Your microwave oven is here to make your life easier.
While rice is a real staple food around the world, cooking it on a stovetop can be tiresome. You need to be watching your pot the whole time to regulate the temperature, and there’s lots of cleanup involved. So while it may sound strange, hear us out when we say the microwave oven can do it for you.
You don’t need a convection microwave oven to bake a cake. A normal microwave oven can do the job just fine. However, there are some small differences when compared to baking with a full-size oven.
If you have a convection microwave oven, let it preheat and place your cake batter inside in a microwave oven-safe container. The cooking time will be slightly reduced by around 25% when compared to a regular oven, so make sure to adjust your planning.
When baking with an oven-safe regular microwave oven, place the batter in a microwave oven-safe container and put it in the microwave oven. Then, bake it for 8-10 minutes on full power for a full-size cake.
Different models of microwave ovens come with different functions that may offer even more convenient options for the above-mentioned uses. To choose the best microwave oven for you, consider not only the functions you need, but also the size and wattage most suitable for your household. Our Microwave oven buying guide can help you to find the perfect Electrolux microwave oven for you.
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