Microwaves are an oven, convection oven, toaster, and more. With a microwave, you can not only heat up your food quickly but also cook it in many different ways. The microwaves with dual functions let you use the top one as a grill or as a way for boiling vegetables and even roasting meats. This means that all of your cooking needs can be met with just this one appliance with less mess and no fuss.
Microwaves have got a bad reputation over the years and most of the myths around them can be completely busted. Do they give you cancer? No. Are they just for making popcorn? Again, no. And, if you want to pay a little extra a microwave with a dual conventional oven can be a great way to cook food with less mess and less energy.
What’s more is that you can make all kinds of foods in a microwave like pasta, meatballs, quesadillas and even bread. From there the sky’s the limit as to what else can be made using this great appliance.
For those who believe not only in convenience but also in cooking with healthier ingredients, microwaves offer a great way to cook vegetables without losing the essential nutrients. And, for those of us who use gas the amount of energy expended by a microwave vs. gas is far less.
A microwave with a convection/grill function can also be used to cook one of the great culinary institutions of British cookery – the roast dinner. That’s a joint of meat like beef or a chicken that can be cooked using the convection functions in a modern microwave oven. If you want to be a little more traditional use the grill function and that lovely crisp golden brown skin on your chicken will be guaranteed every time.
Microwave ovens have come a long way since they were first invented in 1945 by Percy Spencer while he was working on radar technology for Raytheon during World War II. Today, you can buy an appliance that could, in effect, replace your conventional gas or electric oven and so save space and energy. For those who want to cook food quickly, efficiently and with less mess a microwave can be the ideal appliance for you.
Can you slow cook using a microwave? The slow cooking trend is here to stay and yes, you can cook slow-cooked dishes a lot quicker. Lamb shanks, a gastropub favourite is often cooked slow and low but you can re-create this slow and low delicious dish by microwaving (using the conventional function) for 55 minutes. The meat will cook in its own juices, just like it would if you cooked it for a long time on low heat in a conventional oven. Remember to rest your microwaved lamb shank though, just like you would if you were cooking in an electric or gas oven.
We hope this article has given you some inspiration to dare to do a little more with your microwave. They don’t just need to be for heating up popcorn or baked beans – they are a very versatile and efficient way of cooking all kinds of food. And, if you want a dual function microwave for a great price check out www.euronics.co.uk