During the past few years, the popularity of small microwave ovens has increased. Most homes nowadays have this equipment and the size is not necessarily larger than the usual ovens. It’s actually a fraction of an ordinary oven’s size.
In general, this appliance is preferred because it makes cooking much quicker and easier. With the help of the hot plate, you can simply throw the food in and cook. There is also no need to warm up the whole food because, as compared to other ovens, this appliance requires no additional energy to cook the food.
The disadvantages that come with this unit, however, are pretty much equal to the benefits. Since this appliance is smaller than other ovens, it has to be considered that the individual pots and pans that need to be cooked on it are limited.
In addition to the benefits, it is quite normal to have microwave oven disadvantages. And it’s some of them that are:
Radiation leakage from microwaves if damaged:
Since radiation is a danger to humans, we need it to be considered as a microwave oven disadvantage. The leakage occurs only when the oven is damaged, like holes in the surface of the cooking chamber, the door’s improper functioning, etc.
Do not continue to use it when a microwave is broken or faulty. The amount of radiation leakage may be affected by this. Always follow the instructions of the manufacturer when operating a microwave. Do not continue using it if it has a faulty door seal or any other visible defect.
Although microwaves are short radio wave non-ionized radiation, continuous exposure to microwave radiation leakage can cause some health problems, such as continuous exposure to microwave radiation leakage.
Eye damage (when looking into the furnace with damaged protective mesh)
Change in Cardiac Rate
Forming cancer cells
Poisoning of food- Uneven cooking
The occurrence of hot spots and cold spots takes place in food due to the Standing Waves pattern in the microwave oven. Food poisoning results in this.
The formation of hot spots and cold spots also depends on the shape and size of the food, as the microwaves are unable to penetrate up to 1.5 inches into the food. So, in order to avoid uneven cooking, it is also important to maintain the shape and size of the food.
Gives food for dry use
This microwave cooks food through molecules of water and reduces the content of water in it, resulting in the formation of dry food. So, make sure your food has a sufficient amount of water.
Due to the high heat intensity of cooking food in a microwave, certain types of foods can be overcooked and dried when cooked in a microwave. This is where it comes into play to make sensible use of cooking times and variable heat settings.
You will learn precisely over time how long you need to cook food for and at what level of power to achieve the best results. It will allow you to learn the best cooking times and temperatures for each food by starting with shorter cooking periods and checking the food after each short spell.
Believe it or not, it is also possible that cooking with a microwave for too long can also leave food soggy, just like a microwave can dry our food.
If overheated, food can be left soggy
If we take my reheating pizza example from above, because of the high heat, leaving this in for too long will cause a moisture build-up in the microwave.
This can then be moved back to the pizza to make it feel soggy. Obviously, I love pizza so much and have done this so that I have learned how long and at what temperature to cook it again to prevent this from happening.
The best way to learn the desired cooking time and heat setting is to cook for brief bursts again and check on the food being cooked.
No Deep Frying Options
For all purposes of cooking, including what a convection oven can do, a microwave oven is used, but it can not be used for the deep frying of food. This is the main drawback where individuals are looking for an option to fry in it.
As I said before, it’s not that you really choose to have or not to have a microwave these days. But some people do and manage fine without it.
The data in this post is more about providing you with the data you need in terms of what a microwave is good for, and how to use it best. It also enables you to see what it is not best for while using it, and how to stay safe.
Microwaves are ideal, in short, because they can quickly cook food and are easy to clean. They can and are very practical for cooking a wide range of foods and liquids.
A microwave, on the flip side, lacks the ability to bake and crisp food like an oven does. Depending on what is cooked and for how long, it can also either dry out or leave food soggy.