Microwave Cooking Tips


Hey! Want to start cooking the 21st Century way, and leave all that 18th Century drudgery behind? Want a cleaner, cooler and sweat free kitchen? Want to cook with little or no fats or oils and less salt for a healthier life style? Want to cut down on your energy bills, and cook meals faster?


It's easy, buy a microwave cooker.

By Alan B Steele from The Potteries, UK

Editor's Note: What are your favorite ways to cook with your microwave? Tell us how it has made your life easier.

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November 7, 2011

This is a page about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave. Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out.

A carved turkey breast.

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January 30, 2012

This is a page about cooking bacon in the microwave. Cooking bacon in the microwave is easy. It also is less messy and usually quicker than cooking it on the stove top.

Cooking bacon in microwave.

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July 28, 2013

This is a page about cooking corn on the cob in a microwave. Corn on the cob can be prepared in a variety of ways.

Corn cooked in the microwave.

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March 6, 2018

Some dishes do better in a microwave than others. Testing dishes for microwave safety is easy and only take a minute or two.

Red mug inside an open microwave.

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February 3, 2017

Changes in how you use your microwave can help reduce burned food and containers as well as ensure a more safe cooking experience. This is a page about microwave safety tips.

A man putting a frozen dinner in the microwave.

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September 24, 2013

This page is about using plastic in a microwave. When using plastic containers or wrap in the microwave you want to make sure that the plastic is safe for that use.

A hand pulling the handle on a microwave oven.

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October 23, 2011

This is a page about cooking a potato in the microwave. Rather than the traditional oven baked potatoes, try cooking them in your microwave. Your microwave can cook potatoes much faster, saving you time and energy.

Potatoes on a plate in the microwave.

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February 16, 2007

Soften brown sugar: place apple slice in bag, close tightly with string or scotch tape, microwave on high about 15 seconds. Toasting coconut: place coconut in 9 inch glass pie plate, microwave on high for 4 minutes, tossing with fork after each minute.

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October 6, 2004

Could you start a section on microwave cooking? I am trying to conserve on my utilities, and I live alone, so I thought that cooking with my microwave would be a thrifty idea.Thank-you,DelindaEditor's Note: Sounds like a good idea. We have added a Microwave Cooking category to the recipes section, and a guide to collect all the tips together. We also have several guides with microwave recipes.

If anyone has any tips or recipes, feel free to post them below or submit them using the Share option at the top of the page.


By jlovegky (Guest Post)
October 14, 20040 found this helpful

Well, I don't trust microwaving.... I am still in the state of mind that it can't be healthy. But I looked up and found some web pages that may help: scroll way down on the left is an area with a list of recipes. more info and recipes

But please be sure to at least think about this one.

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By §erea (Guest Post)
March 23, 20050 found this helpful

i love the microwave for "the kids" but could you please post pictures with the recipie


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May 11, 20050 found this helpful

4 things we love cooking in the microwave, they can all be made for just one person:

Ramen Noodles

hot dogs

hamburger patties

frozen .99 cent pizzas (Totinos is one brand)
It's actually pretty good! Like a pizza burrito!

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By Leslie (Guest Post)
December 2, 20070 found this helpful

Is there a way I can cook dinner rolls in the microwave?

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