3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Microwave Oven
Even though the microwave oven has been a go-to appliance for most household kitchens for over 50 years, it is still viewed as a space-age technology due to its efficiency.
The microwave oven is well-known for its versatility. It is designed in a way in which cooking, boiling, baking, grilling, roasting, toasting etc. can be done easily.
A microwave oven brings many conveniences, especially to those time-strapped families who need easy and time-saving cooking methods. Despite the widespread use of microwaves today, there is still much confusion and many myths about the safety of microwave cooking.
This article will quickly go through how a microwave oven works and discuss the benefits of using microwaves.
Misconception 1: Microwaved Food Is Dangerous Due To Radiation
A shorter version energy wave is involved in the cooking way of a microwave oven. Such waves are known as microwaves, and microwaves are inside the list of radioactive waves. However, it's not harmful to the human body.
In fact, the microwave oven's cooking method involves using radiation, but those radiations produced by a microwave oven aren't dangerous. In order for microwaved food to be 'radioactive,' ionizing radiation needs to be emitted, which microwave ovens don't. In a nutshell, the microwaved food can't be polluted by radioactive and causes dangers to human health.
The wavelengths generated by the microwave oven are just strong enough to boil water. However, they are not strong enough to alter your foods and damage human DNA.
A microwave oven heats only specific molecules. Such property makes it a perfect food heating and baking appliance. For example, it heats only water molecules in food, and most of the other molecules in food wouldn't get affected.
Misconception 2: Microwave Oven Destroys Food Nutrition
Microwave ovens destroy food nutrition has went viral because of certain online healthy eating communities. It's not literally wrong; however, it's somehow misleading. Regardless of the source, food nutrients will be broken down into pieces when exposed to heat. Water or any liquid involvement in the cooking process will cause nutrients to leach out of the foods.
According to the Harvard Medical School, since the microwave oven cooking process involves using very little water/any liquid, it is actually capable of preserving more nutrients than other cooking methods like boiling and steaming.
Catherine Adams Hutt, a registered certified food scientist and professional dietitian, claimed that using a minimal amount of liquid and keeping the cooking process as short as possible is one of the best cooking methods for nutrition retaining. Undoubtedly, a microwave oven met all these requirements.
Myth 3: Microwaved Food Is Cancerous
It is a misconception that microwaved food is cancerous, and this misconception may be originated from a fundamental misunderstanding of the oven's working principles.
To be clear, the working principles of a microwaves oven involve using electromagnetic spectrum to release radiation. Those radiations will then quickly be absorbed by the water molecules in food, start to vibrate, and rub against each other.
The frictional force produced is the reason how the heat is produced to warm and cook your food by using a microwave oven.
Additionally, compared to other cooking methods like grilling and frying, microwaved food is safer for human health. This is because one of the cancer-causing agents, the carcinogen, might be produced in over-fried and grilled foods.
Another important note is that radiation produced by a microwave oven can only be retained if the food is under the cooking process. Such radiation will be gone immediately after the microwave is switched off.
SHARP Microwave Oven – A Miracle Of Healthy Cooking And Convenience
A handful of SHARP microwave oven choices have changed the well-worn perception that a microwave oven is simply a box for reheating leftovers.
The versatility of SHARP’s microwave oven series to microwave, steam, grill, and bake represents an evolution in home cooking convenience. With just one cooking appliance like SHARP’s microwave oven, traditional cooking equipment is no longer needed!
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Unlike conventional microwave ovens which work on an “ON” and “OFF” power to cook, Sharp’s J-Tech Inverter works on constant power management to give more efficient heat management and shorter cooking time. This constant power management provides numerous advantages and benefits.
More Powerful and Quicker Reheat
J-Tech Inverter can generate higher output power from the “same output.” The cooking or reheating time is shorter by 18% to 30% than a conventional oven, bringing you the convenience of preparing healthy food after coming back from work.
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Inverter with Grill
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