I’m under no illusion that lots of people who visit my website are just looking for a microwave that will help them do the little cooking jobs in the kitchen that don’t necessarily need a conventional oven (or things a conventional oven can’t do)!
Maybe you just want something that will reheat your drinks, soups or leftover food? Or perhaps you’re looking for a quick and easy way to bake a pizza, cook popcorn or even the odd ready meal. Of course, that’s not a problem for me because I have plenty of microwave reviews on my site that will allow you to do just that. However, I thought you might be interested to know that these kitchen “gadgets” can do so much more.
I have noted on various pages of my website that cooking eggs in a microwave is big no-no. However, this is only if you put them in the unit with the shell still intact. The reason for this is it will explode because the steam produced has nowhere to go, and you will end up with a right mess inside your microwave. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t produce some tasty eggs in minutes without turning to your stove.
Making scrambled eggs is really easy! All you need to do is put some cooking spray around a microwave safe bowl, crack your eggs and add anything you would like with them. Give them a stir and pop them in the microwave for one minute. When that’s done take the eggs out of the oven and stir them (they should only be partially cooked). Keep cooking in 30 second increments and stirring until the eggs are done to your liking.
This is just as easy. Although for this one you will need a plate that’s been preheated and this can be done in your microwave as well. Once warm, add a little butter and crack an egg on top. MAKE SURE you pierce the yolk or it may explode. Pop it in the oven for 45 seconds and then remove it. If the egg isn’t cooked enough for you, simply keep going in 15 second increments until it is.
I don’t know about you but I have real trouble with cooking poached eggs. That is until I came across a way to do it in the microwave! All you need is a one cup microwave bowl half filled with water, and then crack your egg into the bowl. What you must do is cover it with a plate before you put it in the microwave. Simply set the oven for 60 seconds and remove the egg when it’s done. The white should surround the yolk so if it isn’t just keep cooking for 10 to 20 seconds at a time until you have the perfect poached egg!
For more information on how you can prepare any of the tasty egg dishes above, take a look at the video below which has step by step instructions.
Cheesy Baked Potato
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like potato, especially baked! But, cooking them in a conventional oven takes a lot of time and you’ll be using electric or gas you don’t really have to if you have a microwave.
In the video below (you can skip the annoying ad if it’s still there) you will find step by step instructions on how to make a yummy cheesy baked potato and get this, it will only take up to 12 minutes to complete! Just remember that you will need to prick this popular vegetable all over before you begin cooking, and it will need turning during the process so make sure you have oven gloves to hand – enjoy!
If you don’t already know, kale is a leafy green vegetable that’s really good for you and making kale chips is an excellent healthy alternative to potato chips. But, making kale chips in a conventional oven isn’t the easiest thing to master so in the video below you’ll find out how to make them in your microwave.
This vegetable actually likes being cooked in the microwave because it dehydrates better and therefore you get a much crispier result. Remember though, the type of kale you use does matter so make sure you follow the advice given in the video.
If You Love to Bake
If you love baking the chances are that you often have the need to melt butter or chocolate. Doing either of these tasks on your stove can be a bit of a pain! For instance, melting butter can very quickly go from a liquid to a burnt mess in the bottom of the pan if you don’t keep a close eye on it. Melting chocolate requires you to “double boil” which means using more cookware and can be a potential hazard because boiling water is involved.
In the next video you can find out how to quickly, and safely melt both butter and chocolate in your microwave which will cut down the amount of time you spend preparing ingredients for those perfect tasty treats!
Lastly – Cake!
Did you know you can cook the perfect cake complete with frosting and do it ALL in your microwave? No preheating the oven and no having to deal with the additional heat in your kitchen if the weather is warm outside! In this video you will find everything you need to prepare a cake and it will taste just as good as if it were baked in the traditional way.