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healthy living a z microwave magic

Healthy Living A-ZMicrowave Magic

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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

today you will learn
Today you will learn
  • How microwave ovens work
  • Advantages
  • Arranging the food
  • Temperature correlation
  • Cooking containers
  • Good food safety practices

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

how microwave ovens work
How microwave ovens work
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Alternates in positive & negative directions
  • Water molecules move & vibrate
  • Friction causes heat
  • Heat moves inward causing food to cook

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

advantages of microwave cooking
Advantages of microwave cooking
  • Uses 75% less energy
  • Does not create heat
  • Easy to install
  • Saves time
  • Retains nutrients, color & freshness
  • Easy to clean

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

arrangement of food standard
Arrangement of foodstandard

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

arrangement of food circular
Arrangement of foodcircular

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

arrangement of food similar sizes
Arrangement of foodsimilar sizes

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

temperature correlations
Temperature Correlations
  • 10% 150-200oF or lowest
  • 20% 200-225oF
  • 30-40% 225-300oF or med-low
  • 50-60% 300-350oF or medium
  • 70% 350-375oF or med-high
  • 80% 375-425oF
  • 90-100% 425-500oF or high

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containers covers
Containers & Covers
  • Containers—glass, glass ceramic, paper, dishwasher safe plastic, stoneware, pottery
  • Coverings—glass, plastic wrap, wax paper, paper towel
  • Label should read—”Microwave Oven Safe” or “Suitable for Microwave”

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

safe food practices
Safe Food Practices
  • Wash hands
  • Use clean utensils
  • Use pot holders—container may be hot
  • When removing cover—lift away
  • Rest on heat protected surface after cooking

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

microwave cooking tips
Microwave Cooking Tips
  • Seasoning
  • Reheating

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microwave cooking tips1
Microwave Cooking Tips
  • Cooking temperatures
  • Quantity of water
  • Pouch cooking

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

today you have learned
Today you have learned
  • How microwave ovens work
  • Advantages
  • Arranging the food
  • Temperature correlation
  • Cooking containers
  • Good food safety practices

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service